Tai Po, Hong Kong
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)