Date
21 September 2017
The public will have two months to have a say on the proposals for the Kai Tak site. Photos: Kai Tak Fantasy website
The public will have two months to have a say on the proposals for the Kai Tak site. Photos: Kai Tak Fantasy website

Kai Tak ideas contest down to final four

Four urban planning schemes have been shortlisted for public feedback in a HK$1 million (US$129,000) competition for ideas to turn part of Hong Kong’s former airport into an entertainment and tourism hub, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported Friday.

The Kai Tak Fantasy International Ideas Competition is part of the Energizing Kowloon East campaign run by the Development Bureau’s Energizing Kowloon East Office.

Suggestions from the winning bid will be incorporated into the site, a 90-hectare area covering the tip of the former airport runway, the Kwun Tong Ferry Pier Action Area and the water body in between.

Office head Brenda Au said the competition attracted 80 submissions from Hong Kong, the mainland and overseas.

The public can see the four shortlisted submissions at various locations and online over the next two months and give their opinions. The winner will get HK$1 million (US$128,986).

The report also said investors have started snapping up properties in the Kowloon East district, with factory sites that can be converted into retail premises being the most sought after. Property agents said these premises could rent out for HK$100 per square foot and sell for over HK$10,000 per square foot.

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The Kai Tak Fantasy competition is down to four schemes, including this one, Dragon Park – A Gateway to Hong Kong.


The Rising Landscape — one of the four shortlisted submissions.


The Kai Tak 2.0: Healthy Lift Off submission has a vision for the former airport site.


The Waterland, Wonderland scheme is in the running for HK$1 million in prize money.


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