Model, Hollywood Terrace (1987–1999), Hong Kong荷李活華庭模型（1987–1999），香港
Under principal Rocco Yim, Rocco Design Architects realised Hollywood Terrace for the Hong Kong Housing Society in the late 1980s. Set on a slope rising over twenty-three metres in the dense Sheung Wan neighbourhood, the project is notable for intertwining public and private zones in an urbanistically inventive way. In particular, its podium, which forms the base of a pair of thirty-five-storey cruciform towers, integrates two circulation routes; one offers private access for residents, while the other provides a twenty-four-hour, publicly accessible pedestrian connection between the busy thoroughfare of Queen’s Road Central and Hollywood Road above. The routes are separate but visible to each other, and negotiate the site’s steep slope with a series of stairs, lifts, and walkways, alongside terraces and gardens that offer much-needed green space.
The special attention given to circulation and spatial interconnectivity in Hollywood Terrace is characteristic of Yim’s work. The project provides infill housing that activates Hong Kong’s three-dimensional pedestrian network, and the towers are positioned at an angle to maintain air flow and views.