Address: Cyberport Rd | HONG KONG | Hong Kong | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 22.26082, 114.12991
In 1997, Hong Kong’s government set out to create a new digital city, a strategic cluster of more than 100 technology companies employing 10,000 technology professionals. That vision is Cyberport, a 24-hectare community of class-A office space, a hotel and residential units. Jerde was asked to design a town center, or home page, for Cyberport to give residents, workers and visitors a place to meet and hang out when the workday is done.
Jerde created The Arcade at Cyberport as a real-world commercial center enhanced with the virtual exchange environment offered on the Internet. Retail, dining and entertainment tenants within The Arcade are equipped with high-speed Internet connectivity, enabling customers to shop online or receive promotional announcements and product information through personal electronic devices and mobile phones. Designed to celebrate the convergence of the ephemeral forces of technology and nature, The Arcade combines sophisticated technology with generous landscaping and natural materials, while framing breathtaking views of Telegraph Bay. Its most memorable feature is a sleek roof lightly hovering over the main exhibition space that allows soft light in during the day and becomes a glowing beacon at night.
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