West Kowloon

Blow-ups inflate the debate on what defines art

People view Chinese artist Cao Fei's House of Treasures, one of the M+ exhibition's inflatables on display until tomorrow. Photo: Nora Tam

Tens of thousands of people have flooded into Harbour City to catch a glimpse of the giant rubber duck, with many posting pictures of the inflatable artwork online.

Saturday, 8 June, 2013, 4:16am

Sudden downpour takes the wind out of poop art

Photo of deflated pile of poo, aka work of art entitled Complex Pile, that went viral on social media.

The 15.5 metre-tall Complex Pile, by acclaimed and controversial American artist Paul McCarthy, is part of a display of inflatable art on show in West Kowloon. It was found damaged yesterday after a sudden downpour on Thursday night following a day of sunshine.

27 Apr 2013 - 4:16am 3 comments

Housing blocks 'will stop wind flow'

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A public housing project planned near the harbourfront will serve as a "huge wall", blocking wind flow to West Kowloon neighbourhoods, district councillors said yesterday, after changes to the proposal were revealed.

6 Mar 2013 - 4:35am

Tradition of grand bamboo theatres may disappear, architect warns

The Bamboo Theatre at the West Kowloon Cultural District slowly takes shape. The festival begins at the end of the month and runs until February 16. Photo: Edward Wong

The art of building a grand bamboo theatre will be forgotten unless action is taken to preserve the knowledge of the master craftsmen, an architect says.

William Lim Ooi-lee, who conceptualised the design for this year's West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre at the hub, said bamboo architecture was an integral part of Hong Kong's architecture.

15 Jan 2013 - 9:16am

Urban renaissance


Two massive infrastructure projects will change the face of Kowloon forever. And that's not all, because there are ambitious regeneration plans for the old areas of the peninsula.

The story so far highlights the rebirth of West Kowloon, where a master-planned area - complete with office towers, city parks, museums, hotels and residential buildings - is half way to completion.

14 Dec 2012 - 11:27am

What the local media says

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Property agents scuffle on busy Tsim Sha Tsui street

24 Nov 2012 - 3:03am

Raft of arts events planned, even without land grant

The tip of the arts hub site will come alive. Photo: Robert Ng

The authority responsible for the West Kowloon Cultural District isn't letting the fact that it has yet to receive the land grant for the site get in the way of running events to get the arts hub up and running - even before the buildings take shape.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Families of six Hong Kong workers killed in 2009 accident sue for damages

The families of six construction workers who plunged 17 storeys to their death on an overloaded bamboo platform in a lift shaft at Hong Kong's tallest building are claiming damages from the contractor.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:14am

Villagers seek halt to rail line works

Villagers living near the route of the cross-border express railway want its construction halted. They say it has dried up their wells and damaged houses.

About 20 residents of century-old Ngau Tam Mei village held a demonstration yesterday calling for the work to stop until safety measures had been introduced to protect them.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

Arts hub seeks more cash for basement

The West Kowloon arts hub faces a major challenge of securing extra government funding for its vast underground complex, says the project's chief.

Michael Lynch, CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, said yesterday he had managed to achieve progress for the long-delayed, multibillion-dollar development, but foresaw the funding challenge in the coming months.

5 May 2015 - 11:46am

Events aimed to get people used to attending West Kowloon arts hub

I refer to the letter by J. W. Chan ('Winter event not suitable for arts hub', July 12).

Starting this autumn The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority will activate the future district site by bringing in a variety of events and activities before the first cultural venues open in the arts hub from 2015.

5 May 2015 - 11:46am

Prime site to draw fierce bidding

Big developers are expected to bid up to HK$10 billion for the site of the former North Point Estate.

Surveyors have put the value of the prime commercial and residential site on the waterfront at North Point at between HK$7.21 billion and HK$10 billion, or between HK$8,000 and HK$11,103 per sq ft.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bayside project lures fewer developers

Fourteen developers have expressed interest in the HK$9.5 billion Tsuen Wan West MTR Bayside waterfront residential project.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

TOWERING prospects

The emergence of premium offices, luxury malls and world-class hotels in Kowloon has reinvigorated an area that has taken a back seat in the development of Hong Kong.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Community of new ideas

Whether it's creating new work, educating the public or providing funding support, non-profit groups have been invaluable to building a diverse and vibrant arts community in Hong Kong.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am