British architect Norman Foster stands next to a model of his winning proposal for the West Kowloon cultural and entertainment complex in 2002. His plan was scrapped in 2006 on cost grounds, but his firm won the tender to implement a revised blueprint in 2011. Photo: SCMP
British architect Norman Foster stands next to a model of his winning proposal for the West Kowloon cultural and entertainment complex in 2002. His plan was scrapped in 2006 on cost grounds, but his firm won the tender to implement a revised blueprint in 2011. Photo: SCMP

When West Kowloon Cultural District, home of M+ museum, was first proposed in 1999 and the arguments that followed about its construction

  • On December 14, 1999, a contest to design a cultural and entertainment complex on reclaimed land in West Kowloon was announced, the Post reported
  • After much haggling over finances and the scrapping of Norman Foster’s first plan, on March 5, 2011 Foster’s firm won the right to design the city’s arts hub

Topic |   M+ museum of visual culture
British architect Norman Foster stands next to a model of his winning proposal for the West Kowloon cultural and entertainment complex in 2002. His plan was scrapped in 2006 on cost grounds, but his firm won the tender to implement a revised blueprint in 2011. Photo: SCMP
British architect Norman Foster stands next to a model of his winning proposal for the West Kowloon cultural and entertainment complex in 2002. His plan was scrapped in 2006 on cost grounds, but his firm won the tender to implement a revised blueprint in 2011. Photo: SCMP
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