Tsimshatsui (TST) Harbourfront Revitalization is aimed to provide an ambitious, holistic, and integrated vision for the Harbour. The Urban and Masterplan includes a completely redesigned Salisbury Garden and Avenue of Stars. The design seeks to expand physical and programmatic amenities, improve connections to adjacent areas, and enhance public use – not only attracting and welcoming more people, but also providing a higher quality experience for all who visit the Harbourfront.
The design showcases the Harbourfront as a fully integrated precinct for leisure, culture, recreation, education, and tourism, capitalizing upon the magnificent views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Harbour’s breathtaking surrounding scenery.
A major pedestrian crossing at Salisbury and Nathan Roads helps to connect the city to its waterfront. Salisbury Garden provides ample shade, generous seating, and a large event lawn for performance and gathering while its bold and architecturally expressive featured walls form a distinctive green presence. Design of Garden Restroom challenges the boundary between public and private space by bringing in natural surroundings into the interior while maintaining a sense of privacy to optimize user experience.
A complete redesign of Avenue of Stars realizes an understated yet critically improved waterfront experience through the dynamic reshaping of its edges and a series of sculptural trellises that provide greenery and much-needed shade. Harbour Kiosk is a unique kinetic architecture that integrates a food kiosk and a mechanical room which is Inspired by Hong Kong’s market stalls in the old days. Mobile Carts’ overhead solar panels turn sunlight into electricity to support their own activities.
Overall the project significantly transformed Hong Kong’s magnificent Harbourfront, welcoming more than 15 million visitors from around the world annually.