|MLA Architects (H.K.) Limited|
|Established in 1985. The firm currently staffs 70 personnel, with 4 project teams and 1 design team. Known for their emphasis on strong focus on design and in-house technological expertise, their portfolio covers a wide spectrum of buildings including residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional.|
|Kennedy Park at Central|
(Year of Completion : 2014)
No. 4 Kennedy Road is a residential development prominently sited facing two major parks in Hong Kong. The largest side of the site faces a public park that opens up to the ascending Garden road, enabling the residential units an open expansive view to the Botanical Gardens and beyond via large bay windows and balconies.
The neo-classical motif of the podium fa?ade pays homage to the pre-existing context of the heritage-rich built fabric of Kennedy Terrace using cornice, mouldings, columns, pilasters and stone-cladded rustification on the base. Atop the monumental neoclassical expression, the elements translate into a modern, lighter language of glass boxes, curtain walling, vertical fins, and a protruding swimming pool. The roof feature marks the duplex's edge pool, emphatically identifying itself within Mid-Levels' ridgeline and ascertaining a strong presence in a very strategic and once heritage rich context.
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