統一大廈 united mansion

2014.8.10 | 37 jordan rd 佐敦道 / 105-111 shanghai st 上海街

佐敦的商用大廈絕對引入入勝。塊頭大,但感覺總是靈巧玲瓏,尤其盤踞街角的彎角設計。

統一大廈 更是有種威嚴,因為不少商會工會坐鎮。寶號或秀麗或工整或地標誌在外牆上,這裡猶如香港的繁體中文字體和招牌文化的萬花筒。

特別一提,香港海員工會的會址在此。香港海員工會對今天的香港人可能有種昔日餘暉的印象,但海員及此會在香港過往的歷史有著永不磨滅的事業。

回說統一大廈,除了是組織會址集中地外,目前也有不少賓館在內營業。大廈共A、B兩座,1958年底入伙。

all these commercial buildings around jordan built decades ago are fascinating. in contrary to the toothpick buildings or skyscrapers built in more recent years, they are solid, human friendly and full of stories. they are of higher aesthetic value in my opinion, with all the lines and shapes the design of the buildings, the windows the details deliver.

united mansion in particular stands out at this busy stretch of road because of the characters in various calligraphic styles carved on the facade, each is the signage of an organization located at that particular spot inside the building. there are unions and organization offices, including one with huge significance in the history of modern hong kong, which is the hong kong seamen’s union.

united mansion is now 46 years old.

united mansion

同於佐敦有 another building in jordan appears on this blog is 《華豐大廈 new lucky house

 

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