TKO Twins dual pedestrian and vehicular bridge
Location: Junk Bay, Hong Kong SAR / Scope: Architecture, Infrastructure Design, Competition Joint 1st Prize / Year: 2009
TKO Twins, is a dual pedestrian and vehicular bridge proposal for the Junk Bay opposite the Tseung Kwan O town: the bridge consisting of cable-stayed bridge structure to form a free span bridge section over the water gateway that will become a highly visible visual marker for the bay. The bridge is composed of two fixed twin decks, the upper deck for vehicles and a lower deck for pedestrians and cyclists. Each deck is supported by mast towers collectively forming a recognizable Double Mast structure. The project formed a part of public engagement exercise organized by the local authority, an open design competition to find a unique urban design idea for the area.
The proposal responded to this unique location context and design brief that incorporates pedestrian and cycling access, ultimately the central planning strategy allows for creation of a highly unique amenity space in the middle of the bay with unobstructed views across the famous Victoria harbour of Hong Kong. The viewing platform, a pedestrian green deck extending out over the water and incorporates seating and landscaping to form an attractive amenity space for the daily users. Protective glass balustrades allow unobstructed views and further lighten the visual appearance of the bridge.