Contract Magazine - October 2017 - 39

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Among the bustling shops and congested streets
of Hong Kong's Mongkok district rises Skypark,
a new 439-unit residential tower developed for
young professionals with an enviable, dramatic
rooftop clubhouse and landscape.
To create a property reflective of its artisanalfocused brand, New World Development Company
hired Amsterdam-based architecture studio
Concrete to design all public areas, including
a top-floor clubhouse for the building's residents.
Introducing an open plan with plentiful glass,
a grand outdoor stair to link to a lush roof garden,
and select materials to unify the tower's public
spaces, Concrete created a social haven where
residents can gather, connect, and escape the
bustling city below.
Situated on Nelson Street, a well-established
shopping corridor, Skypark stands 26 stories above
a three-story retail mall that was also developed
by New World Development. Concrete designed
all Skypark residential public areas, including the
ground floor entrance, elevator transfer concierge
floor, and the top-level clubhouse.
Communal space with a view
Guided by notions of craftsmanship, culture,
and modern living, the client set out "to create
communal space on top of the development for
every Skypark resident to enjoy," says New World
Development's Edwin Chan, the project director
for Skypark. Moreover, the client wanted the
clubhouse design to respond to the dense, urban

Green and red cushions on
the Grand Staircase (below,
left) echo the colorful hues
used in the clubhouse interior.
The rooftop gathering area
(below, right) features a
barbeque, preparatory space,
and seating that is set into
a bamboo-lined niche. The
clubhouse pool (opposite, top)
includes a swim-up bar housed
in a square travertine volume.
The rooftop is designed
to highlight human-scaled
experiences with touches of
greenery high above a city of
many monolithic skyscrapers
(opposite, bottom).

Mongkok location where the narrow streets
do not afford large open spaces.
Concrete founder and creative director
Rob Wagemans crafted the perfect solution. "Rob
and his colleagues proposed the concept of 'living
outside the box,'" says Chan, "allowing people
to connect in the clubhouse." Working with
P&T Architects and landscape architect Adrian
L. Norman, Wagemans and his Concrete team
designed an open-plan clubhouse and a verdant
rooftop garden, named SkyLawn, joined by a wide,
exterior staircase and seating area.
In plan, the clubhouse is arranged with four
square travertine-clad volumes positioned diagonally
to house mechanical equipment, vertical circulation,
changing rooms, kitchen and bar zones, and an art
gallery. Around these structures, SkyLiving serves

Skypark
Architect and Interior
Designer Concrete
Executive Architect
P&T Architects
Client New World
Development Company
Where Hong Kong
What 21,000 total square
feet on four levels
Cost/sf Withheld
at client's request
For a full project source
list, see page 68 or visit
contractdesign.com.

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Contract Magazine - October 2017
Contents
Editorial
Industry News
Designer You Should Know: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel
Columnist: A Call to Service for Our Communities
HCD Expo Preview
Product Focus: French Connection
Product Briefs
Skypark
Central European University
At Six Hotel
IIDA Headquarters
Interview: Reflecting on a New Home for Design
Designers Select: Tables and Casegoods
Sources
Ad Index
Exhibition: Vertical Visions
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Contract Magazine - October 2017 - Editorial
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Contract Magazine - October 2017 - Industry News
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Contract Magazine - October 2017 - Designer You Should Know: Shanan Campanaro of Eskayel
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Contract Magazine - October 2017 - Columnist: A Call to Service for Our Communities
Contract Magazine - October 2017 - 25
Contract Magazine - October 2017 - HCD Expo Preview
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Contract Magazine - October 2017 - Product Focus: French Connection
Contract Magazine - October 2017 - 29
Contract Magazine - October 2017 - Product Briefs
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