Woods Bagot′s Hong Kong Tower on the Rocks

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Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Cubus building by Woods Bagot in Hong Kong (Courtesy Woods Bagot)

Cubus building by Woods Bagot in Hong Kong (Courtesy Woods Bagot)

Australian architecture firm Woods Bagot has completed a new tower in Hong Kong inspired by an ice cube.  The aptly named Cubus Tower utilizes angular glass shards and a bright lighting scheme at night to help differentiate itself from the city’s dense collection of high-rises.

Cubus building by Woods Bagot in Hong Kong (Courtesy Woods Bagot)

Cubus building by Woods Bagot in Hong Kong (Courtesy Woods Bagot)

The Cubus Tower rises from its street-level base to a height of 25-stories. Terraces have been periodically cut into the building’s facade.

“The development of ‘podium tower’ buildings continues to prevail in Hong Kong due to local site coverage regulations. The design team transformed this potential constraint into an opportunity by creating exclusive open decks through the reduction of the lower-level floorplate sizes,” said Woods Bagot principal Stephen Jones in a statement.

The building’s angular elements help define the ice cube references and glow brightly at night, but might the Aussie’s have also taken a cue from the boomerang as well?

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