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West Kowloon HSR Station Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost

01:30 - 16 November, 2018
West Kowloon HSR Station Photographed Through the Lens of Kris Provoost, West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost
West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost

Architect and photographer Kris Provoost recently captured new photos of Aedas and Andrew Bromberg’s West Kowloon HSR Station in Hong Kong. Provoost lives and works in Shanghai, and his new series of photographs show how visitors are brought into the heart of Hong Kong as the majestic structure overlooks Victoria Harbor. Integrating abundant green space and different viewing platforms, the project creates an urban park in the midst of Hong Kong's city center.

West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost West Kowloon Station - Hong Kong. Image © Kris Provoost + 38

WKCDA Announces Winners of the Inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition

06:00 - 28 March, 2018
WKCDA Announces Winners of the Inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition, Courtesy of New Office Works
Courtesy of New Office Works

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) has announced the winning design for the inaugural Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers Competition. The competition asked local architects and designers emerging in their careers to design a "temporary pavilion that promotes sustainability and addresses economic and natural resources." The winning design, titled Growing Up, by New Office Works is a timber pavilion that sits on the waterfront in Nursery Park at West Kowloon. Paul Tse Yi-pong and Evelyn Ting Huei-chung from New Office Works will serve as Design Advisors with the project set to open in fall 2018.

Courtesy of New Office Works Courtesy of New Office Works Courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Courtesy of New Office Works + 10

Landscape Design Unveiled for West Kowloon Cultural District Park

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Landscape Design Unveiled for West Kowloon Cultural District Park, Courtesy of West 8
Courtesy of West 8

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has recently unveiled the landscape design plans for the West Kowloon Cultural District, a scheme that will activate the waterfront and create a dynamic green space in what will be one of the largest cultural developments in the world. Developed by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers, with West 8 and ACLA, the concept plan features outdoor areas for exhibitions and performances, recreational lawns, and a waterfront promenade.

UNStudio Selected For Fifth West Kowloon Venue

00:00 - 14 May, 2014
UNStudio Selected For Fifth West Kowloon Venue, Foster + Partners' now abandoned 'City Park' Masterplan for West Kowloon Cultural District. Image © Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners' now abandoned 'City Park' Masterplan for West Kowloon Cultural District. Image © Foster + Partners

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has selected UNStudio, in collaboration with AD+RG, to design its fifth major arts venue, the Lyric Theatre, which will sit alongside Herzog & de Meuron's planned M+ arts venue at the Western end of the Cultural District. The 1,200-seat theatre will be Hong Kong's first world class dance performance venue for ballet, contemporary and Chinese dance. It will also temporarily serve as a venue for drama, opera and musical performances during the construction of the other venues in West Kowloon Cultural District.

Read on after the break for more on the West Kowloon Cultural District and UNStudio's appointment.

WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong

01:00 - 13 August, 2013
WKCDA Abandons West Kowloon Park Competition in Hong Kong, Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Courtesy of Foster + Partners

A major competition for a 40ha waterfront park in Hong Kong has been scrapped by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). Thus, Foster + Partners' competition-winning City Park will be abandoned, despite its potential to transform the Victoria Harbour's reclaimed edge into an important Asian hub for artistic exchange.

Read on to find out why the WKCDA has called it quits.

China as Architectural Testing Ground

13:00 - 7 September, 2011
Photo by low.lighting - http://www.flickr.com/photos/low-lighting/. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
Photo by low.lighting - http://www.flickr.com/photos/low-lighting/. Used under Creative Commons

The emergence of China on the global economic stage has been discussed at nauseum in myriad publications. But this emergence has had an impact on the world of architecture, providing a testing ground where architects can experiment with new ideas about sustainability and urban growth. These new ideas have been realized in recently completed structures, and more are just beginning construction or have been proposed for the future. More on these new buildings after the break.