Award-winning Architectural office, spatial practice, completed a site-specific installation in Hong King, titled Glowing Trees. The sculpture is composed of seven out-of-scale kinetic “trees”, between 8-13 meters tall, installed in Hong Kong’s iconic indoor public space, the Oval Atrium of the International Finance Centre (IFC) complex. The installation was conceptualized to provoke emotions of anticipation, discovery, excitement and sharing.
Inspired by the Architect’s view of Hong Kong as a groundless city lacking activated public space, the Glowing Trees seek to transform the Oval Atrium by fostering an assembly of a large catchment of potential users. The site’s position as a pivotal intersection of transportation node and mixed-use program is a point of reference for many who pass through this site on a day-to-day basis. The trees’ kinetic motion, as it moves up and down, allows for surprise programmatic reveals on multiple stages defined by the Architects via the pleated fabric. Spontaneous reaction is further supported by each of the tree’s playful materiality, striated color palette, and the interior reflective forms allowing users to gaze and then capturing the moment to sharing through today’s mobile technologies.
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