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2012年6月13日 星期三

Central Again


This is the heart of central, a pillar. To its left is the HK Stock
Exchange. To its right are the main banks in Hong Kong:  BOC, HSBC,
Standard Chartered, Bank of America, Citibank and to its left the Heng Seng
Bank, China Construction Bank etc. Close by is the political hub of
Hong Kong, the headquarters of the Government of the HKSAR and our Legco
and then offices of important professional services like shipping,
insurance, law, shipping and of course, property investment companies.
On the chrome surface of the pillar, we see various buildings close to the sea front in Central, the Swire House, Worldwide House etc. Above, all shiny chrome, below the texture of the rough concrete surface minimally painted over cannot be more obvious.Is our glitter of our prosperity, the glory of human civilization skin deep ? I wonder.



The hall of the Exchange Square. Nature is included, just a hint but enclosed, managed.



Everything here are lines, curves, surfaces, reflections.



More reflections. Here reeality has become cut, sliced, fragmented, reflected, virtual.



The exit to the terrace, to the outside, to air, sunshine and sky.



There is space for the sky only where it's not occupied by our buildings:, monuments of our genius: simple, rational. straight, intrusive. What do you prefer, the uniform and changeless air-conditioned comfort of the buildings' interior or the capricious visits of some soothing summer sea breezes?



The interior is smooth, regular, enclosed.



The exterior is open, spacious, fresh, free and unpredictable.