Napp Studio Designs Golden Gate for the Flower Market Entrance Inspired From Traditional Chinese Temple

Napp Studio designs Golden Gate for the flower market entrance in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong inspired from traditional chinese temple.

Text description provided by architects. People stroll around the Flower Market with friends and families, purchasing auspicious dolls and accessories as well as festive flowers and plants to decorate their homes.

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The Flower Market, indeed, could be understood as a ‘Temple’ before New Year’s Day. Hence, we wish to combine the meaning of the market and the ‘temple’ with this opportunity to design a unique entrance for the Flower Market.

Taking references from traditional Chinese temple gateway, we translated the highly complex architectural expression into an abstract form as an entrance of the Flower Market, in which symbolically infusing the ‘temple’ into the market.

Instead of erecting a solid block, a lattice structure is adopted in minimising the visual blockage and structural load while still achieving a highly recognisable landmark that can be seen from a distance.

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Designer: Aron TSANG Wai-Chun, Natalie CHAN Yuk-Man, Wesley HO Hung-Lai

Collaborator: Chris TSUI Chun-Shing

Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Status: Concept Design

Date: July 2019

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