Exhibition of West Kowloon winning concept designs



The public can see what the Kowloon waterfront could look like in future when the five winning entries of the West Kowloon Reclamation Concept Plan Competition are put on display at various locations starting this Wednesday (March 27).


A roving exhibition of the five winning entries will kick off at the Hong Kong Central Library, Causeway Bay on March 27 and run for 10 days.


The exhibition will include pictures, models and descriptions of the winning entries, as well as an audio-visual presentation.


The touring schedule of the exhibition from March to May is as follows:


  Venue:	Hong Kong Central Library 
  		(Exhibition Galleries 1 and 2)
  		66 Causeway Road, Hong Kong
  Date:	March 27 to April 5, 2002
  Time:	10 am to 8 pm
  Venue:	Chinese University of Hong Kong
  		Department of Architecture
  		5/F Wong Foo Yuan Building,
  		Chung Chi College, Sha Tin
  Date:	April 8 to April 11, 2002
  Time:	9 am to 5 pm
  Venue:	Hong Kong Cultural Centre 
  		(Foyer, Auditoria Building)
  		Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
  Date:	April 13 to April 22, 2002
  Time:	9 am to 11 pm
  Venue:	Kwai Tsing Theatre 
  		(Exhibition Gallery)
  		Hing Ning Road, Kwai Chung 
  		(next to Kwai Fong MTR Station)
  Date:	May 2 to May 9, 2002
  Time	10 am to 8 pm
  Venue:	University of Hong Kong
  		(K K Leung Building Concourse - North Side)
  		Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
  Date:	May 21 to May 24, 2002
  Time:	whole day


The open competition was organized in April 2001 to invite conceptual proposals for the development of the southern tip of the West Kowloon Reclamation into an integrated arts, cultural and entertainment district that would produce a unique attraction for both local people and visitors.


The winning entries were chosen from 161 entries, of which 71 were from Hong Kong and 90 were from elsewhere, covering some 30 countries.


The first prize winning entry features a great canopy flowing over the various spaces contained within the development area to create a unique iconic landmark. It was submitted by a team led by Foster and Partners which will receive a cash prize of HK$3 million.


Second prize went to a team led by Mr Philip Y. K. LIAO along with a cash prize of HK$1.5 million.


Three other entries were each awarded an honourable mention and HK$800,000. They were: a team led by Mr Minoru TAKEYAMA; a joint team led by Mr Alan MACDONALD and Urbis-LPT (Architects) Association; and a team led by Mr Rocco Sen Kee YIM.


The Jury for the Competition was headed by Lord Rothschild, GBE, from the United Kingdom. The other jurors were prominent people from within and outside Hong Kong with expertise in the fields of architecture, culture and heritage, engineering, planning, strategic development and tourism.


The Planning and Lands Bureau is formulating an implementation strategy for the development of the new arts, cultural and entertainment district based on the winning conceptual proposals. Further details will be announced in due course.


End/Sunday, March 24, 2002