Architecture, Building and Structure Design The Beacon Serviced Apartment and Retail by Aedas The neighbourhood of Mongkok is one of the most densely populated areas in Hong Kong. Buildings within such context have sought different ways to maximize their views while negotiating the issue of hyper density. The desire for views has historically created illegal iron balconies which have grown to become part of the iconic Mongkok streetscape. Situated within such a context, our design reinterprets the illegal structures within modern statutory requirements. The programme of serviced apartments within the density of Mongkok led us to reconsider the iron balconies as a point of inspiration.