Kwun Tong Town Centre - P.R. China
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Kwun Tong Town Centre - P.R. China
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Kwun Tong Town Centre - P.R. China
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Large Scale Comprehensive Redevelopment for an Obsolete Urban Area in Hong Kong

TOWNLAND was invited to investigate the restructuring opportunities in respect of the dilapidated Kwun Tong Centre in East Kowloon. A framework for the regeneration of the area was presented together with three conceptual layout plans and illustrations to show how Kwun Tong could look in the future and how linkages could be developed to better integrate the residential and employment areas of Kwun Tong.

Opportunities for improving the quality of life in the area with minimum disturbance to residents and businesses were addressed together with initiatives to preserve and enhance the character and distinctiveness of the area. A range of initiatives to implement the conceptual schemes was also outlined, reflecting the importance of community involvement in the urban renewal process. Innovative and imaginative ideas were presented such as attractive Senior Citizen Homes adopting the “aging in place” principle developed in overseas countries and acknowledging the rapidly aging population in the Territory. These and other ideas are to be explored further during the next stage of the Study.

TOWNLAND were responsible for overall Study management and direction for a multi-disciplinary Study Team (with specialists in the architectural, traffic, environmental and property/financial fields) for preparation of a Comprehensive Redevelopment Scheme for an obsolete urban area of over 5 ha.  The Scheme provided for a mix of land uses, including residential, office, retail, hotel, community, strategic open space and transport interchange.  Preparation of the Scheme involved substantial inputs in urban design and formulation of a comprehensive strategy to provide the institutional and financial framework for implementation of the Scheme.

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  • LOCATION

    Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
  • CLIENT

    Land Development Corporation (now Urban Renewal Authority)
  • SITE AREA

    Over 5 ha
  • STATUS

    Completed 1997
  • SERVICES

    Urban and Regional Planning, Master Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Design