Park to the future – a glimpse of West Kowloon's new park


The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has unveiled a concept design for the future park at West Kowloon, which would function as a green open space to promote cultural activities in the city.

Highlights of the rather swish looking designs include the Arts Pavilion, which will be located in the north-east area of the park, close to M+ and Artist Square, with views out to the Victoria Harbour. Freespace, a black box and outdoor stage, will be located in the centre of the park and be able to hold up to 900 people. For outdoor festivals, The Lawn will provide a flexible space in the western area of the park, capable of accommodating over 10,000 standing visitors. Designers plan to build another event space in the southern segments of the park near the waterfront that will hold up to 5,000 standing visitors.

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“Working alongside WKCDA we hope to create a new kind of public space for Hong Kong – one devoted to the promotion and enjoyment of arts and culture, where daily life seamlessly integrates with cultural activity,” said a spokesman for the design team, led by Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers.

In the past two years, the site has welcomed over 660,000 visitors to events such as Clockenflap, West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre, Mobile M+: Inflation!, Blohk Party and Fresspace Fest. The completion date of the park is still yet to be confirmed. For more see Jeannie Nam


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