The Hong Kong development that marries architecture and Japanese tradition

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The Hong Kong development that marries architecture and Japanese tradition

The Pavilia Hill in North Point brings the aesthetic of wabi-sabi to Hong Kong with natural elements and a garden designed by a Japanese priest/architect

With Hong Kong residential property prices starting to stall and in some cases slide, the city’s developers are keen to make new billion-dollar projects attractive to increasingly cautious buyers. New World Development’s recently completed development in North Point, The Pavilia Hill, has embraced high concept design and in particular the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi to appeal to an increasingly design-savvy clientele.

To get noticed, Hong Kong developers have used a variety of methods, from bringing in star architects, the Frank Gehry-designed 53 Stubbs Road being perhaps the most notable example, to cheap mortgage gimmicks and the recent price cuts. With The Pavilia Hill, New World has taken a different tack, pushing a design-heavy development

Featuring five 31-storey towers, the 358-unit The Pavilia Hill complex, outwardly at least, could be dismissed as another characterless elite development in a city that isn’t exactly short of such things. On closer inspection, however, New World has sought to create a living space that incorporates esoteric design concepts that seek to foster a sense of serenity in one of the busiest cities in the world. […]