Foster’s masterplan for Hong Kong’s cultural district

Foster + Partners,

Hong Kong,

Sport & Wellness,

Design, contemporary,

Foster + Partners’s design won the international competition for a masterplan for the West Kowloon cultural district in Hong Kong.

Foster’s masterplan for Hong Kong’s cultural district Henry Tang, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong and Chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, announced that the masterplan designed by Foster + Partners had won the international competition. The final stage of the competition, which began in 2008, compared proposals submitted by three architectural studios: Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rocco Design Architects Limited and Foster + Partners. The masterplan for West Kowloon cultural district involves creation of City Park in the centre of Hong Kong, a big cultural centre for the visual arts, the performing arts and music, with spaces for Chinese culture, public spaces, private homes and workplaces: a whole new urban district next to a magnificent 23 hectare park. The project is considered the biggest cultural initiative in the contemporary world.

Design: Foster + Partners
Location: Hong Kong, China
Pictures: Foster + Partners