images revealed for west kowloon cultural district park by west 8
 
images revealed for west kowloon cultural district park by west 8
jul 31, 2014

images revealed for west kowloon cultural district park by west 8

images revealed for west kowloon cultural district park by west 8
all images courtesy of west kowloon cultural district authority

 

 

 

as part of the west kowloon cultural district development in hong kong, urban planning and landscape architecture firm west 8 is designing a 23 hectare park, scheduled for phased openings beginning in late 2015. the large public outdoor area will include a green avenue and waterfront promenade, with fluid connections to adjacent neighborhoods. to accomplish the task, the netherlands-based office has been working closely with local partners dennis lau & ng chun man architects & engineers (DLN) since their appointment in february 2014.

 

the complex will provide a vibrant venue for open air music, dance, and theater performances, as well as art exhibitions and other community events. the scheme pays particular attention to shaded areas, and topographic variation throughout the landscape, in order to provide pleasant environments and spacious lawns for leisure and relaxation. the project’s overall intention is to inspire, promote, and encourage cultural pursuits for all.

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site plan for the 23 hectare park, located in hong kong

 

 

 

reaching the end of conceptual design, the team has confirmed the locations of the arts and cultural venues within the park. the disparate venues will be linked by a central boulevard, which extends from the district’s main avenue.

 

the venues include:

 

the arts pavilion: designed by VPANG architects ltd + JET architecture inc + lisa cheung, which will be situated on an elevated mound in the north-east segment of the park, close to m+ and artist square, with views out to the victoria harbor.

freespace: a black box and an outdoor stage. the black box will be a flexible space located in the center of the park for standing and seated events across all genres, and will accommodate up to 900 people.

the lawn: a flexible space in the western area of the park, capable of accommodating over 10,000 standing visitors for outdoor festivals, classical or pop music concerts, and other performances. a further flexible event space is planned for the southern segment of the park near the waterfront, capable of hosting up to 5,000 people standing.

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a wide promenade wraps the waterfront

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the park will provide a vibrant venue for open air music, dance, and theater performances

 

 

 

project info:

 

client: west kowloon cultural district authority
partners: dennis lau & ng chun man architects & engineers (hong kong) ltd (DLN), ACLA (hong kong)
consultants: hyder ltd., JLL
west 8 team: adriaan geuze, martin biewenga, christian dobrick, ela chojecka, jie xu, joost koningen, joris weijts, juan tur, marco garcia, maria castrillo, perry maas, pieter hoen, pieter bertheloot, rikus beekman, ronald van nugteren, winnie poon, yichun he

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