This 28-floor building situated in Kowloon Bay in Hong Kong, China, named 18 Kowloon East, is not one of the many similar glass-glazed skyscrapers. Design firm Aedas, was requested to create an environmentally sustainable project for mixed-use needs with efficient office floor plates.
The result came out stunning, a tower, housing 32, 400 square meters of offices, retail spaces and car park at the lower portion of the building; the last is surrounded by extensive plantations as “green” was picked as the theme of the project.
This brilliant idea of planting the greenery on the car park zone, the lower levels of the tower, acted as new green lung pumping out oxygen to the industrial blocks around 18 Kowloon East. On the other hand the area benefited a great deal out of the visual greening effect.