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West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Concern over arts building costs

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority is under pressure to increase the weighting it gives to cost when selecting winners of arts facilities competitions, meaning cheaper designs will stand a better chance of winning.

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013, 3:56am

M+ museum chief Lars Nittve floats idea to grant free entry

The head of the museum of modern art planned for West Kowloon says he is supportive of making the facility free of charge to the public.

22 Feb 2013 - 3:44am

Arts hub updates in public domain

I refer to your editorial ("No secrecy in West Kowloon", January 22) calling for transparency of board meetings of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

24 Jan 2013 - 5:34am

Hong Kong's public consultations are ineffective

I refer to the letter from Garmen Chan Ka-yiu of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority ("West Kowloon hotel was clear about its plans", December 28).

Whether the authority was clear about such plans is debatable. I must take issue, however, with Mr Chan's statement that the "proposed development plan underwent extensive public consultation".

4 Jan 2013 - 3:59am

Talking points

Strauss-Kahn banks on out-of-court deal

10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am

Arts preview: Freespace Fest

Freespace Fest

The Renaissance Festival and Clockenflap are behind us, but the fun is moving on.

Even though construction at the West Kowloon Cultural District will not be finished for more than 10 years, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is already moving ahead with a series of events, concerts and festivals on a scale unprecedented in our city.

9 Dec 2012 - 2:31pm

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.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Arts hub authority casts for new name

The chief of the West Kowloon arts hub is searching for another name for the project to distance his HK$21.6 billion development from a list of political and funding scandals lengthening almost daily.

14 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Design contest streamlined for fairness

The design competition for the first West Kowloon arts hub venue will adopt a 'cautious' two-stage process for declarations of interest to ensure a fair contest for the building to showcase Chinese opera.

10 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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