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  1. Free up space in land-use debate for reclamation and park development

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I agree with those correspondents who argue that we should use up all the land in Hong Kong before we reclaim more. But do we really still have much free space in the New Territories? Due ... These are in the most northern part of Hong Kong, so I am not convinced there is that much space still available in the New Territories. To be honest, I don't think we should constantly blame ...

  2. Renovation of disused industrial space solves multiple problems

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as dancing, a lot of space is needed for rehearsals, so a vacant factory would be an ideal venue and a reasonable rent could be charged, so that it was affordable. Until now, a number of artistic groups have wanted to start but have been unable to do so. The greatest difficulty they face in getting established is limited space and inadequate government support. However, this new policy ...

  3. HK artist's painting for space odyssey

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... invited him to contribute the painting- the only Hong Kong-themed work- as part of a programme to take art into space. Mainland authorities invited 56 artists in 2005 to contribute paintings ... seriously,' Lam, 45, said in his studio in Kwai Chung yesterday. Sideview in Victoria Harbour is an aerial view of the harbour on 68cm by 68cm paper specially created for the space trip. Lam said ...

  4. More open space at North Point estate, but opera centre ruled out

    Posted Jan 04th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Ng Kang-chung The redeveloped North Point Estate will have more open space on the harbourfront, creating a new stop for tourists, according to revised proposals for the site ... yesterday by the Planning Department, 41 per cent of the site area- or 15,000 square metres- will be designated as public open space. The move helps remedy what the department says is an acute ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Meet Florentijn Hofman, the man who's sent Hong Kong a little bit quackers

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... artist Florentijn Hofman says in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post. His theory is that when his art works "kidnap" public spaces, it changes the space around them. "I want to interact with people. I create big works because I want people to see them. And by placing them in public spaces, they offer a different perspective for the space ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rubber Duckie, we're awfully fond of you

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... to me." He thinks his huge installation art objects change the public spaces surrounding them, so people see and interact with those spaces in a different light. "By placing them in public spaces, they offer a different perspective for the space," Hofman said. Does this mean he has turned Victoria Harbour into a giant bathtub? Well, we have always treasured this beautiful ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Florentijn Hofman, Rubber Duck artist, is man of principles

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... memories. But he also has a wider aim. "I kidnap public space for a while … [The artwork] changes the volume of a public space. I really want people to look, to see public space from ... "I'm not a big believer in 'art is forever'. A lot of art is bought by people who have money. But I'm a supporter of public art in public spaces. Art in public spaces is meant ...

  8. Harbour site expanded to lure projects

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com The Harbourfront Commission has agreed to make more space for commercial developments at one of its Victoria Harbour sites to attract more investors and bring 'vibrancy' to the waterfront. During a closed-door meeting yesterday, the commission said available commercial floor space could be 'suitably increased' in the larger of two project sites- ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Giant rubber duck has united the city

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... interest in our harbour, without which the attraction would have not been possible. As the artist hoped, it has successfully offered a new perspective on public space. Having risen from a fishing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Hong Kong Maritime Museum ready for relaunch after facelift at Central pier

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... the ground floor of Murray House in Stanley to its new home- a prime four-deck waterfront location overlooking Victoria Harbour. After months of construction, the purpose-built space will open ... completely different," she said. "We hope more locals can visit because we noticed that because we were far away in Stanley, the locals were reluctant to come." With more space ...




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