La Cresta ( 尚珩 )
Nan Fung Development Ltd &
HKR International Ltd
( Join Venture )
No. 37 Lai Ping Rd, Kau To Shan, Shatin, NT.
La Cresta is a medium rise residential development at Lai Ping Road, Kau To, Shatin, NT. It comprises of 3 residential blocks with 48 apartment units and 13 houses, with a total GFA of 12,519 square meters.
As its name implies, the development is sitting at the crest of a hill with a full panoramic view towards Shatin race course and Shing Mun River. The houses are located at the front row along the edge of the hill positioned towards the breathtaking view. The 3 apartment blocks are located behind the houses but raised to create a continuous sky garden at 2nd floor along the whole stretch of the development. This not only clears the houses from obstructing the apartments behind but also allows cross ventilation benefiting the houses.
The narrow meandering shape of the site poses challenge but at the same time, gives the opportunity to position and compose the building blocks in an interesting juxtaposition, rather than a mundane wall like façade as would be in a normal regular shaped site.The development is designed with reference to an Italian hilltop villa concept.Fluid and wavy motif that echoes the layering hills and valleys is adopted in the façade design as well as in the design of the interiors. Warm tone color is adopted to give the development a homey feel blending itself perfectly to its environment.