Surprising Cities

Keith Griffiths
Aedas, Hong Kong

Our lives are changing to a convenient, exciting and connected live-work dynamic and our cities must change to respond to our new requirements. High-density connected and vibrant hubs within our cities accommodate our needs by providing public space at many levels and by fusing outdated concepts of high-rise towns into a vertical city. The footbridge system in Central, Hong Kong, is a world renowned example of elevated walkway that stitches more than 20 private buildings and an elevated park within the central business district. This skybridge network has paved the way to make Hong Kong a leading multi-strata metropolis where pedestrians can meander along bridges through buildings and streets and influenced the continuous planning of the central business district.

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