Real and virtual high tech
“It is a sophisticated mix of ‘clicks and bricks’ designed to complement each other”, explains Annabelle Yau, Chief Operations Officer of Dickson Cyber Concepts, a division of a Hong Kong based international retail chain. “This will definitely be a Hong Kong move into the technological age.”
Enhancing the sensation of being transported to another world is the mall’s location in Kowloon Station, a main stop on the modern Airport Express rail line whisking travelers out to Chek Lap Kok airport and on the Tung Chung new town commuter link. Many shopping malls in Hong Kong are conveniently located above stations with exits leading commuters past a tempting display of merchandise.
Travelers pass through the station turnstile into another galaxy. The effect is enhanced through extensive use of glass in the longest possible panels uncluttered by interfering mullions or heavy frames. In creating this spacious ambience, the design team at Gensler International (HK) Ltd. faced strict fire regulations imposed by the landlord, the Mass Transport Railway Corporation.
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