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Sai Ying Pun, 69 High Street

China > Hong Kong > Sai Ying Pun, 69 High Street

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SITE SPECIFICATIONS
Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio
income group High
Range Heights 19
 
basic project statistics
gross building area 1771
units 18
population 72
site area 115 sq. m
coverage 80.00
parking 0
   
demographics
seniors 0
families w/ children 0
singles/couples 0
other 0
By 1980s, towers of up to 28 storey has begun to appear. They were built on 1-3 storey podiums which expanded horizontally up to and over 10 parcels. This building type weakened the relationship between the residents and the street because flats were set back above the podium.


Comments:
The tower in this case study is one of the examples of well-known “pencil towers” due to their likeness to a thin pencil projecting above the urban fabric. Each tall tower has usable floor space footprints that are sometimes only as big as a circulation core. In this case study, the circulation core is serving one flat per floor.
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References:
Hendrik Tieben, Woo Pui Leng and Yuet Tsang Chi, “ Urban Transformation of Sai Ying Pun,” Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.