Competition urged for Central design

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 September, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 September, 1996, 12:00am

A design competition should be held for the administration centre and cultural plaza on the Central waterfront if the concept is approved, according to one of its proponents.

Nicky Chan Nai-keong said he wanted to brief the chief executive-designate on the proposal and suggested the post-1997 government hold the design competition.

Mr Chan, fellow Preparatory Committee member Raymond Wu Wai-yung and architect Bosco Ho Hin-ngai first put forward their plan in April.

Instead of allocating all the new land for commercial use, they propose leaving the central part of the 410,000-square metre area for a new administrative, judicial and military centre. The present venues could then be made into museums.

Other facilities would include a cultural garden and a new city hall.