Strategic Framework – West Kowloon, Hong Kong

This planning study analyzed and proposed strategies to regenerate the older urban districts of Sham Shui Po, Yau Tsim Mong and Kowloon City. This involved the creation of community revitalisation plans for these Western Kowloon districts to improve experience for visitors and quality of life for residents. By exploring ways to integrate the newer waterfront developments and the proposed developments of the West Kowloon Cultural District as well as the Kai Tak Development, this proposed strategy aimed to create better places and opportunities for all. These new developments would act as catalysts to reactivate and strengthen the surrounding older urban districts, offering economic livelihood and improved quality of life.

Our proposals included adaptive reuse, community facilities, open space, water taxis and pedestrian-linking boulevards from the hinterland to the harbourfront. These would connect to form a continuous waterfront- accessible promenade offering land-marine interface along the harbourfront.

Year: 2008
Location: West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Site Area: ~4,700 ha