University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign
critic: Ali RAHIM
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Yoonsun HWANG & Lois SOO KYUNG SUH: Hydropolis provokes the existing typology of a skyscraper set in the densest metropolis: Hong Kong. Accumulating diverse attributes of the city at multiple economic and social scales and translations, the tower yields transforming facade, structure and circulation system, from intricate to ludicrous. The project challenges the aggressive attitude of land reclamation by embracing the harbor front as a crucial part of the project, operating closely with water.