day 38_Hong Kong_Lippo Center


Lippo Center stood out immediately, when I first spotted it. It was just so unique formally from the rest of the buildings around, which surprised me (not that I did not already know it from the photographs and drawings, but perhaps it was the context around it that made the building so much more intriguing). The deep protrusions broke up the otherwise smooth and highly reflective facade, and the base of the building disintegrated into a series of shifted planes and columns of various heights - so fitting for the city of multiple ground planes. Nothing special inside, but there was something futuristic about Lippo Center on the outside... it reminded me of a giant transformer that is going to transform any minute and walk away.