Weston Williamson designs vertical neighborhood with ‘kissing towers’ in Hong Kong

The towers will connect between the 21st and 25th floors. The entire complex will sit above a high-speed rail line.

March 08, 2016 |
Weston Williamson designs vertical neighborhood with ‘kissing towers’ in Hong Kong

Image: WestonWilliamson+Partners, via Dezeen. (Click here to enlarge)

Weston Williamson, a British architectural and urban design practice, revealed renderings for Archology Tower, a set of three towers that will sit above a high-speed rail line near Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

The “kissing towers,” portions of which will rise to 440 meters, will be a “self-sufficient, self-sustaining vertical neighborhood” in the middle of the city, according to the firm.

The three structures will have 250,000 sm of space. They’ll “kiss” by having connecting public spaces between the 21st and 25th floors, according to Dezeen

Lower levels of the buildings will have offices and commercial space, and the middle levels will contain agricultural zones, where food will be grown for the building’s tennants.

The complex will sit above a high-speed rail line. The proposed extension to the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link will connect Hong Kong to mainland China.

(Click to enlarge; Image: Weston Williamson+Partners, via design boom)

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