A range of elegant sculptural structures along the waterfront at Victoria Dockside, providing shade and focal points for gatherings to take place.
The Avenue of Stars (AoS) and Salisbury Garden trellises are public realm sculptures which are clad in foliage and lighting elements and located along the Hong Kong waterside to provide shelter from the sun. The structures will comprise of painted mild fabricated steel elements.
The six AoS structures stand at 6m tall cantileverling horizontally at 7m. The Salisbury Garden trellis is 8.5 tall. As the structures are exposed and slender, we developed connection details which where economical, feasible and non-visible. This was especially challenging in such tight confines to coordinate structure and services. The installation process is the driver of the design and, as such, we took a leading role.
Our analysis of the architectural intent of the shape informed changes to provide a more aesthetical iconic profile which better suited the context of the site. We geometrically optimised the structural arrangement to avoid 3D curvature without compromising structural performance.
We also rationalised all aspects of the structure with the cost of fabrication and jointing in mind including; louvre layout, orientation and connection details; ring beam orientation and plate curvature constraints. The resulting structure is aesthetically pleasing, economical and follows a strong construction logic.