Foster + Partners win bid for West Kowloon Cultural district- via dezeen

Dezeenwire: architects Foster + Partners’ City Park proposal has been selected as the preferred option for the  masterplan for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, beating designs byOMA and Rocco Design Architects.

The decision was announced today by the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA).

Foster + Partners’ masterplan for West Kowloon Cultural District, on a reclaimed harbour-front site, has been launched in Hong Kong. ‘City Park’ will capture and recreate the unique character, the DNA, that makes Hong Kong such a great city. At its heart, a 23-hectare great park and a green avenue will provide a landscaped setting for a series of spectacular new cultural buildings – the jewels in Hong Kong’s architectural crown. These new buildings will be approachable and welcoming – places for both high culture and popular enjoyment.

Watch Norman Foster on the Park Website

West Kowloon Cultural District by Foster and partners

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Their proposal for the 40 hectare site will have seventeen cultural venues such as concert halls, as well as 30,000 square-metres of arts education facilities.

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