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Double Cove - showcase 'Living in a Park' concept
Jul 16, 2012
Lying on Hong Kong's only twin-bayed peninsula, the luxurious residential development, Double Cove, a joint development of Henderson Land, New World Development and Peterson Group, is set amidst some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the territory. Double Cove is a showcase of the artistry and innovation of Lord Richard Rogers, one of the most influential architects in the world. Appointed as the project's Design Consultant, Lord Rogers is committed to taking full advantage of its exceptional setting and natural surroundings to develop a 'sense of place', while creating a masterpiece in the first large-scale residential project in Hong Kong to bear his architectural stamp. Lord Rogers and his team have spent 10 years devising and perfecting the concept, which is centred on the theme, 'Living in a Park'. Lord Richard Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Partners said, "Lying on Hong Kong's one and only twin-bayed peninsula, Double Cove overlooks sweeping views of Starfish Bay, Wu Kai Sha Beach and Tolo Harbour, and is bordered by extensive woodland and coastline. At Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Partners, we are concerned with creating a sense of 'place' that takes advantage of such an amazing, natural setting. We do this by exploring the way people use space and the relationships between the activities going on there. Our design concept, 'Living in a Park', promotes easy access to green spaces and community gathering places. At Double Cove, we have advised on the design of a master plan and a residential development that focuses a series of buildings around a raised park. We feel strongly that parks are an essential element for a happy and healthy lifestyle and not just an additional amenity for urban areas. Green, communal spaces are vital to the ecosystem, to the health of the individual and should be part of the daily life of the local community." Mr Thomas Lam, General Manager, Sales Department, Henderson Land said, "Spanning over 2,840,000 sq ft, Double Cove is one the largest scale residential projects in the district. Lord Richard Rogers' distinctive groundbreaking concept of 'Living in a Park' perfectly articulates the natural beauty and geographical advantages of the project. We believe that this development, on the unique twin-bayed peninsula will present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a real dream home." Mr Ivan Harbour, Partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour+ Partners said, "As the first residential project in Hong Kong to have Lord Richard Rogers at the design helm, Double Cove combines architectural ingenuity with strategic vision to reflect the concept of 'Living in a Park'. The sleek residential towers are stepped in pairs from north to south on the site perimeter, resulting in a self-ventilating landscaped corridor that maximises available space and light to give each residence a greater feeling of space and unmatched field of vision over sea, sky and landscape." Under construction, Double Cove is a large scale development with a series of buildings around a raised park which sits above community, retail and leisure facilities. A controlled 24-hour pedestrian footpath runs through the centre of the park with residential towers located along the perimeter. Other spaces are transformed into their own micro-parks, such as the roof of the retail centre which is planted to create a green deck. Even the towers themselves have green spaces incorporated.