An inifite zebra
An infinite zebra crossing reconnects the city to the waterfront across its harsh topography. This grand gesture gives De Voeux Road Central a new identity and a sense of belonging to Hong Kong’s people. In the first phase, essential devices are integrated into this new surface to ensure walkability. As an urban-scaled interior, a new microclimate of temperature, humidity, smell, and lighting, along with new circulation and navigation creates a pleasant and walkable pedestrian environment ready to host activities. The stripes become part of the navigation signage: they define a clear separation between pedestrian circulation, program, tramline, and the loading/unloading traffic lane, allowing free movement of people across a seamless surface.
A new destination for everyone
The new DVRC will act as a collection of existing identities and local characters and cultural, creative and artistic expressions: a food street market, an office lounge, a street playground, a dining terrace, a fashion design street, an open-air art gallery, a night life street, and a family gathering place.