Competition urged for Central design
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.