About this series
Decisions to build in the most fragile areas of this earth remind us of the limits of urbanisation. We choose to improve our techniques and engineering to protect ourselves from this planet, instead of building strategies to protect it.
Hong Kong intrigues architects and urban planners with this contradiction: the construction of artificial embankments next to vast areas of dense forest. Buildings erected on steep mountains create a singular urban experience.
The city is both a cautionary example of unsustainable development and a laboratory for urban life under extremely dense conditions.