Architect Design: @Jun Mitsui & Associates Inc. Architects | Photograph: @Naoomi Kurozumi
Nathan 562 building is a 12-storey high commercial tower including shops, café, and E&M rooms in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The surrounding buildings all have very strong linear expressions with various elements, and bold colors and textures were featured on the facades. In order for the building to stand out from the pack, the architecture team adopted a bold form for the facade while keeping the color and texture simple.
Inspired by the free forms of corals, the team engineered the curves to echo the continuous flow of people and traffic around the site. To make the facade more dynamic, the designer brought in FlexgloTM F22 LED lights to outline the curved lines and the “562” signage, which injects a sense of movement into the area when dusk falls. Plus, the glass curtainwall means that the facade will reflect during the day and glow night, making the building appear much like a shining jewel.