Glass is used throughout the revitalised Cheung Fai Building to bring out the purity of the structure’s design, even down to tables, shelves, floors and walls. Photo: MVRDV Asia

Three repurposed Hong Kong industrial buildings that show the benefits – and beauty – of combining the old and the new

A Kwun Tong office block, the Camlux Hotel in Kowloon Bay, and Ovolo Southside in Wong Chuk Hang all grew from relics of Hong Kong’s industrial past, with clever designs that value heritage key to their success

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Glass is used throughout the revitalised Cheung Fai Building to bring out the purity of the structure’s design, even down to tables, shelves, floors and walls. Photo: MVRDV Asia
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Peta Tomlinson

Peta Tomlinson

Peta Tomlinson is an Asia-focused journalist who has lived and worked in Australia and Hong Kong. Making the most of her global mobile office, she contributes to South China Morning Post on topics including design, property, lifestyle and special reports.