Providence Bay
Tai Po, Hong Kong

Providence Bay
Tai Po, Hong Kong

Providence Bay and the adjacent Providence Peak site comprise thirty-one towers with more than 1,000 upmarket units. The pristine white towers step down from fifteen stories to ten stories as they approach the Tolo Harbour waterfront, and eighteen luxury private houses are nestled in clusters overlooking either the harbour or localized foci such as lap pools and lush landscaping. Each private house contains its own front and back yards, swimming pool, and an exclusive double car port. Spectacular penthouses with large setback terraces and private swimming pools crown the top floors of the sea front towers, while duplex “townhouses” form the base of the towers and make the most of private landscaped gardens and lawns.

In the original winning proposal to an invited competition, WCWP strived for a delicate balance between privacy and openness, built-up forms and preserving nature. This concept was developed into an innovative masterplan, in conjunction with Foster + Partners, that affords maximum views towards serene Tolo Harbour while shielding against Tolo Highway traffic noise on the opposite side. The planning challenge of providing so many units on relatively small sites was made even more complex by stringent height restrictions.

The developments are enhanced by nearly 7,000 square meters of residents’ clubhouses and amenities, which include indoor and outdoor pools, gyms, spas, restaurants, and extensive function areas.

Designed to set a new standard in sustainable residential construction, the project made use of high quality pre-finished prefabricated external walls to minimize on-site wet trades and is certified BEAM Plus Platinum certification.

Start Date: 2007
Completion Date: 2013
GFA: 136,032 m²
Site Area: 42,028 m²
Collaborating Architect: Foster + Partners

Photo Credits: Dixon Louie (2,9); John Nye (1,3-8)

Control Center and Office New Territories, Hong Kong
Residential Development in Cheung Sha Wan Kowloon, Hong Kong
Connectivity Enhancement New Territories, Hong Kong
Hauser & Wirth Gallery Central, Hong Kong
David Zwirner Gallery Central, Hong Kong
Elderly Residential Care Homes New Territories, Hong Kong
Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate Project Development Hong Kong
Residential Development Proposal at Waterloo Road Kowloon, Hong Kong
Office Redevelopment for a Non-Profit Organization Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Commercial Building Redevelopment Hong Kong
Monterey O’South Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Conway Mansion Mid Levels, Hong Kong
Baha Mar Resort The Bahamas
Elderly Residential Care Home North District, Hong Kong
Yau Tong Residential Development Kowloon, Hong Kong
Data Center Hong Kong
Residential Proposal in Shatin, NT Shatin, Hong Kong
Composite Development in Shamshuipo Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Shatin Communications and Technology Centre Shatin, Hong Kong
Tsun Yip Street Playground Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Hoi Bun Road Park Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Refurbishment to Library at Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School Tokwawan, Hong Kong
Pearl Horizon Lote P, Novos Aterros da Areia Preta, Macau
High-Tech Factory Development Yuen Long, Hong Kong
Chinese Medicine Plant Yuen Long, Hong Kong
Eu Yan Sang Flagship Store Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Regency Park Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
“Enter the Dragon, The Lung Tsun Bridge (LTB) of the 21st Century” Development/ Design Statement Hong Kong
Green Shore Primary and Secondary School Panyu, Guangzhou
Lot no. 1949 in DD221, Sha Kok Mei Sai Kung, Hong Kong
Jessville Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Rose Rock International Financial Centre Tianjin, China
Regency Garden Zhoupu, Shanghai
Noble Hills Zengcheng, Guangdong
Green Shore Panyu, Guangzhou
Mayfair By The Sea Tai Po, Hong Kong
The Graces, Providence Bay Tai Po, Hong Kong
Providence Bay Tai Po, Hong Kong
Seasons Villa Pudong, Shanghai
The Beverly Hills Tai Po, Hong Kong
Seymour Mid-Levels West, Hong Kong
Regency Lakeview Dongguan, Guangdong
Regency Cove Ma Qiao, Shanghai
Cape Coral Clubhouse Panyu, Guangzhou
Lanson Place Hotel Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Water Park Chengdu, Sichuan
Kowloon Tong Club Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
The Peninsula Beijing Beijing, China
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Bamboo Grove Hotel Suzhou, China
Regency Park Pudong, Shanghai
Forfar Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Le Parc Chengdu, Sichuan
The Summit Stage 1 Zengcheng, China
The Sail at Victoria Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Cape Coral Panyu, Guangzhou
Maison des Artistes Gubei, Shanghai
Horizon Cove Zhuhai, China
Grand Promenade Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong
Kwai Shing Estate Phase 7 Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Sky Horizon North Point, Hong Kong
11 MacDonnell Road Mid-levels, Hong Kong
Casa Marina II Tai Po, Hong Kong
The Grand Triangle Zhoukou, Henan
Century Link Shanghai, China
CTS, Phase 2 Fuzhou, China
YICT Headquarters Shenzhen, China
New Cultural Plaza Shenzhen, China
Hong Xing Lu Commercial Centre Chengdu, Sichuan
Haiya Commercial Complex Kunming, China
DHL Central Asia Hub Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
Beijing Nokia Beijing, China
Sing Pao Building North Point, Hong Kong
DBS Bank Headquarters Central, Hong Kong
Metropolitan Plaza Chongqing, China
Hi-Tech Zone Shiyang Elementary School Cheng Du, Sichuan
Le Parc Eagle Kindergarten (American Eagle Institute) Cheng Du, Sichuan
Health Information World Hong Kong
Raimondi College Primary Section Wanchai, Hong Kong
Yew Chung International School, Regency Park Pudong, Shanghai
Lai Chi Kok Women’s Prison Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
APT Telepark Complex (Ph.II&III) Tai Po, Hong Kong
Japanese International School Tai Po, Hong Kong
ASD School Improvement Programme Hong Kong
ASD Gardens and Promenades Hong Kong
ASD Public Facilities Hong Kong
ASD Museum Interventions Hong Kong
ASD Sports Facilities Hong Kong