Restaurant at L4 Pacific Place
Waves of stone ripple around the corners of a Hong Kong shopping Centre. Renovated by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, he took an organic approach to the new design using natural forms and materials. He did this to bring a sense of fluidity to Pacific Place. Originally constructed in the 1980s, it is located at the base of four towers. They house offices, hotels and luxury apartments. Flat skylights replace the previous pyramid-shaped ones, to maintain natural daylight inside the building, while allowing the roof to be converted into a public terrace. A fine dining restaurant, The Continental, has been added on this level, which features a swirling ceiling of folded steel and a Texlon® ETFE skylight shaped like an ink-splatter.
The skylight is unique and is fashioned entirely out of a single Texlon® ETFE cushion. This had the potential to pose a challenge. Therefore, a trial fit with inflation was done at the factory in Germany, leaving no proverbial stones unturned. The result, efficient installation on site.
So, the next time you are in Hong Kong, make time to have a meal in the restaurant! As a result, you will soak in the ambiance, enhanced by natural light through the ETFE skylight!
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