Jockey Club Innovation Tower [Video]
Above is a breathtaking new video highlighting living legend Zaha Hadid’s latest work in Hong Kong: the Jockey Club Innovation Tower.
The JCIT is Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s (PolyU) School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. It naturally serves as a breeding ground for curious design minds and it’s only right that those minds get enriched in a place of good design. I’ve become more of a fan of Hadid’s extravagant and abstract forms in the past year and the JCIT keeps the fandom increasing. The building’s exterior curves are beautiful and immediately ignite a flow that I feel is contagious after watching the video. The paths that the architecture point students toward in the interior already give me an extraordinary feeling so I can only imagine what it’s like to work there.
As any fan of, most notably, Apple’s clean white design will likely agree, the use of white in the interior of JCIT is wonderful. It is the perfect, inviting color for architecture that’s otherwise outlandish — a great balance shall I say. Case in point: this may be the most beautiful escalator space I have ever seen.
More photos can be viewed below via a myriad of sources: Doublespace, Virgile Simon Bertrand, Iwan Baan, and ArchDaily (which has more specifics on the building that opened this year.) One more gorgeous feature worth noting: the soccer field beneath the tower. That surrounding feeling is likely a comforting one akin to DePaul’s home soccer field right beneath the “El” train here in Chicago.