New look at the reconstruction of Kwun Tong Town Centre

New look at the reconstruction of Kwun Tong Town Centre. The new comprehensive project will be grandly staged.

Urban Renewal is the global trend. Whether it is The High Line in New York, Docklands in London, or Fishermans Bend in Melbourne, it is an example of successful transformation. In addition to reconstruction, rehabilitation, conservation, and activation, in recent years, From the perspective of the transformation of the community, through different plans, the benefits of land use and the development potential of urban renewal will be enhanced.

As a cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong is also following the pace of New York and London. Through urban renewal to enhance competitiveness and enhance the quality of life of the people, Lee Tung Street, the Olympic Station and Tsuen Wan West have all brought about a new look through redevelopment. The largest Kwun Tong City Centre redevelopment project in Hong Kong is poised for development and is bound to become the future focus of Dadongjiu.

The Kwun Tong Town Centre Redevelopment Project covers an area of ​​5.35 hectares and is divided into five development zones on a phase-by-stage basis. The estimated total development cost of the project is tens of billions of dollars, covering Yumin Square, Xiehe Street, Wuhua Street and Kangning Road. It will be completed in phases from 2026 to 2026. Upon completion, it is expected to provide approximately 4.3 million square feet of gross floor area, including approximately 2.26 million square feet of commercial floor space, 1.72 million square feet of residential floor, and 340,000 square feet. The government/group/community facility floor and 93,647 square feet of public open space are the largest reconstruction projects in Hong Kong.

The No. 1 Development Zone (Guanyue? Huafeng) was awarded the right to development by Xinhe Real Estate in 2009 and was incorporated in 2014. The 2nd and 3rd Development Zones are currently under construction with a site area of ​​approximately 230,000 square feet. A total of 1,999 people will be built, with a total of 1,999 seats. There will be one to four-bedroom units and a small number of special units, including two rooms (approximately 500 feet in use) and three rooms (approximately 700 in a practical area). unit.

The 4th to 5th development zones are mainly used for commercial development purposes such as retail, office and hotel. The hotel has a floor area of ​​approximately 340,000 square feet and provides approximately 400 rooms. The office floor area is approximately 710,000 square feet. The skyscraper is 285 meters high and is the tallest building in East Kowloon. It is built as the “Hong Kong East and Kowloon Porch" on One Island East on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island. Upon completion of the reconstruction, the area will be transformed into a new landmark integrating residential, commercial, commercial and recreational facilities.

Green planning to create an environmentally friendly community

The whole project is full of environmental protection and smart city elements. First, about environmental protection, about 200 trees will be planted in the project, and two old trees in the original Yumin Square Rest Park will be preserved. The proportion of green space accounts for more than 30% of the total site area. The public provides recreational areas, green areas, water features, activities and performance venues. The public open space covers an area of ​​100,000 square feet, providing the public with a green-filled reconstruction project. On the other hand, in order to reduce the screen effect on the Kwun Tong Road shopping arcade building, the whole building, which is about 280 metres long in the 4th and 5th districts, is divided into three parts. It is connected by a number of flyovers to allow the wind to pass through between the buildings. Improve overall air circulation.

Smart City First Pilot

As regards the development of smart cities, the Chief Executive’s policy address last year spent a lot of space on this aspect. Kowloon East is just the first pilot, including the installation of smart light poles and smart flow management system in the district. The former is equipped with multi-function induction. Facilities such as data and data networks can collect various types of urban data; while the latter monitors people, traffic and on-site anomalies through video camera and image analysis technology, and distributes real-time traffic information. The Kai Hing pedestal of the residential developments in the 2nd and 3rd Development Areas will set up a new public transport interchange and set up a “smart bus stop". Passengers can learn about the bus through air-conditioning and through sensors and screens. By the station, the top of the traffic interchange is made up of glass skylights to increase daylighting and air purification and noise treatment facilities.

Elevated monorail and overpass

The project design also strengthens the connection with the surrounding area. The latest multi-storey design provides pedestrian footbridges to the adjacent areas. It also widens the shopping malls and greening platforms connecting the MTR station and the fourth development area to improve the overall accessibility and connectivity of the area. In addition, pedestrians can also travel to and from Yue Kwong Street and MTR Kwun Tong Station and the surrounding area through the all-weather covered walkway. In addition, the Kowloon East Office launched a medium- and long-term planning study report last year. It is proposed to build 10 footbridges and tunnels to connect a number of new commercial buildings to the MTR station and extend them to the waterfront area to facilitate the effective diversion of road surface flow.

The elevated monorail project with a total length of about 9 kilometres and a total of 12 stations has also become the focus of the development of the Kwun Tong District. It will link the entire Tung Kuk Commercial Estate with an environmental protection system. From the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to the MTR Kai Tak Station or Kwun Tong Station. It takes only 15 minutes by car. It takes 35 minutes to save time compared to road traffic. It strengthens the links between Kai Tak Development Area, Kowloon Bay and Kwun Tong.

Optimize the quality of cultural life

Like the redevelopment of the Docklands area in southeast London, the SAR Government has taken the opportunity to upgrade its community planning in addition to its hardware investment, including the creation of large green spaces for the public to relax and open to groups for performances and comprehensive activities. The use of the Kwun Tong Street and the adjacent land will be converted into the " Tsui Ping River" and the gardens will be built on both sides of the river to provide more beautiful green space for the residents of the district. On the other hand, in the factory buildings in Kwun Tong, it used to be a concentration of art workers. The vacant land near the Kwun Tong Bypass will set up a creative space. The East Kowloon Cultural Centre is expected to be completed in 2021 to continue the artistic nature of the community. The Kai Tak Sports Park, which is expected to be completed between 2022 and 2023, has a cultural, sports and greening infrastructure in Kowloon East. The quality of life has improved.

Kaihui has the advantage of Kowloon East.

Redevelopment of the second and third development zone residential projects in Kwun Tong Town Centre in Yue Man Square, led by Sino Land, and four residential properties will be launched in two phases, one involving 1025 gangs and the second phase with 974 gangs. Among them, more than 80% of the units are 2, 3, and the available area is more than 500 and 700 square feet respectively. To further enhance the quality of home living for residents, Kaihui is the first residential project in Hong Kong to introduce the Italian-made premium kitchen cabinet brand Aran. Cucine, in addition, the project also selected a number of Gaggenau kitchen utensils, which are expected to be launched this month.

Kaihui connects to the 4th and 5th development zones. The 4th Development Zone plans to build a 285-meter-high landmark skyscraper in the future. It will be integrated with offices, retail and hotels, and will be built on the opposite side of the island, ONE ISLAND EAST. In addition, the entire reconstruction plan will have a 1.2 million-storey shopping mall, which is larger than the ELEMENTS Yuanfang Shopping Mall. The scale of the project will be comparable to that of the Kowloon Station. It is expected to become a market focus and provide a valuable opportunity to enter the area.