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  1. Elements mall expecting brighter prospects with cultural district on horizon

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Rachel Plecas

    ... of shopping, dining and entertainment space can be difficult to navigate. The shopping mall is themed around the five Chinese elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. Each element dominates ... 'Elements welcomes the West Kowloon Cultural District Development as it promises even more exciting dimensions to the already established cultural positioning and artistic life and style ...

  2. Lukewarm response as just five bid to build cultural hub

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The government received just five proposals for the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District when submissions closed yesterday. Four came from the city's leading ... end up in the hands of developers who care more about financial returns than art and culture. The five bidders are: World City Culture Park (Henderson Land Development); Swire Properties; ...

  3. Arts groups endorse plan for cultural hub

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A source suggests they attended Legco meeting at the government's bidding The West Kowloon cultural hub plan received overwhelming support yesterday from arts groups ... all of which are led by former civil servants- and three with links to developers bidding for sole rights to build and run the $24 billion residential and cultural development. An arts ...

  4. Culture-hub idea is under fire

    Posted Jan 25th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The piecemeal development approach to the West Kowloon cultural project proposed by the Institute of Architects has many drawbacks, including a lack of continuity, a shortlisted bidder says. Henderson Land vice-chairman Colin Lam Ko-yin said if the arts and cultural facilities were developed separately, 'they will be difficult to manage'. The institute last ...

  5. Promise broken on cultural hub tenders

    Posted Jul 15th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The steering committee headed by Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, which adopted the winning design for the West Kowloon cultural district will also choose the developer ... Holdings, Sino Land, Chinese Estates and Ka Wah; and individual bidder Lam Sze-tat. The Cheung Kong-Sun Hung Kai joint venture has hired as its designer Lord Foster's company. The British ...

  6. Culture makes play for brand awareness

    Posted Jan 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the cerebral is not surprising. Residents are more likely to be carrying a store loyalty card than a library card in their wallets. Cultural merchants, however, say this could be changing- ... as much as they are on Gucci handbags. 'Hong Kong is getting so cultural lately,' said Ken Wan Kin-man, director and chief executive of Xinhua Book City, which will officially open next ...

  7. We might reduce plot ratio too, say culture hub rivals

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Two bidders have matched the offer of another contender to seek public views Two consortiums vying for the West Kowloon cultural hub contract yesterday matched a fellow ... and World City Cultural Park, a subsidiary of Henderson Land, said they would negotiate with the government on plot ratios after the public consultation period, which begins on Thursday and ends ...

  8. Trustees may oversee cultural hub

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The public would be represented on West Kowloon board The government may set up a board of trustees to oversee management of the West Kowloon cultural district, a government ... must be accountable to the public.' Ada Wong Ying-kay, a prominent member of the arts and cultural community, said that more than one board of trustees should be established: one could ...

  9. Proposal to split up culture hub

    Posted Jan 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... a minimal profit The government is being urged to consider an alternative proposal for the Kowloon West cultural hub project that would see it split into several smaller sites. Each site would be linked to a specified cultural project under the plan, which has been circulating among smaller developers in recent weeks. The company winning the land auction for each site would have to build ...

  10. The cultural canvas

    Posted Dec 16th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... consortium formed by Sino Land, Wharf (Holdings) and the Chinese Estate Holdings. The government wants to see the prime site transformed into a regional cultural hub to attract tourists from around ... dialogue on culture by having a museum in Hong Kong, which played a strategic role as 'a Chinese city, but not very Chinese'. Both museums agreed that what the government has planned ...




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