田灣煤氣鼓 towngas aberdeen depot

2017.04.19 | 香港仔田灣海傍道  tin wan praya road

這個部落原意從一些微細的事和物去看香港,但本篇的主角卻反其道,很大型。

座落田灣海旁有幾座巨型建築,這是其一,是個煤氣鼓。

有關此煤氣鼓,網上少資料,即使煤氣公司本身的網頁也沒有介紹。本來也擔心是否該大膽假設,終於找到一份名為該公司的年度報告上,提到這地方也做過緊急事故演習。

個人對煤氣鼓有種莫名的憐愛,可能因為那龐然和機械的存在感,一種密封的裝置卻令人聯想的危機感,還有那種圓環的線條。

this blog’s title says “micro” but the focus of this post is the opposite, gigantic. we have a huge gasometer. it is standing by the sea at tin wan, the towngas aberdeen depot.

couldn’t find much info of this site or structure, not even from the utility company’s website. luckily eventually managed to spot an annual report of the company dated 2015 which contains one mention. this is one of the venues that the company has conducted an emergency drill that year.

i truly adore such structure. the size and the mechanic existence for one. the design is supposed to be secured and sealed but one can easily has this thread of thinking that what if there is a leakage or an explosion … last but not the least the round shape and lines of the work.

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