The Harbour Park 維港公園 The Harbour Park of Hong Kong will be a unique top-class sustainable park in the world, lodging on Victoria Harbour and the surrounding land and facilities of the harbour. The Harbour Park will link to transportation hubs by electrical means. In West Kowloon, The Harbour Park will occupy about 100 acres of land among which more than half is currently used as roads. The marine shelter off Yaumatei will be used as a Marine Park which will also allow normal non-polluting goods delivery sea vessels for serving Yaumatei grocery market. Electric sea vessels will run from this marine park to suitable piers in Kowloon and HK Island. The heart of the Park described below will extend to various parks of Kowloon, and to Hong Kong Island via a cable car system. This HK side terminus will loge on a small park which is connected to the East and West on HK Island along the harbour, with many polluting traffic paths covered by or redirected to covered passages for pollution control. Clean Environment is basic to the Harbour Park. The Harbour Park : – Phase 1 – The heart of the Park - The Integrated West Kowloon Sustainable Park Centre and Facilities for: Clean Environment, Art and Culture, Sports, Fun and Recreation, Residence, Commerce, Hotels, Tourism, Education. 維港公園的中心- 可持續發展的香港西九海濱公園環保區文娛藝術區體育區康樂區住宅區商業酒店區 旅行觀光區教育區 維港 = 維多利亞港（簡稱維港，translation of Victoria Harbour, since 1840s） 唐英年：西九文化區軟件須與硬件同 步發展
2009-05-25 HKT 18:08 http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/news.htm?expressnews&20090525&55&584187 西九文化管理局董事局主席唐英年 西九文化管理局董事局討論西九的軟件發展，主席唐英年表 示，西九要成為世界級的文化藝術區，必須與軟件同步發展， 以及加強藝術教育，拓展觀眾群。 他又說，西九一些小型工程設施，會讓修讀建築設計及視覺藝術的學生參與設 計。 唐英年說，即將會就西九管理局行政總裁進行全球招聘工作，希望年中找到合適 人選。 “… We invite students studying architecture and visual arts to participate in designing the WKCD…” – from the video, Chief Secretary, Henry Tang.
Govt to begin hunt soon for cultural CEO 26-05-2009 http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/news.htm?main&20090526&56&584274 The government will soon begin a global search for the Chief Executive Officer of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. This was revealed by the Chief Secretary, Henry Tang, after the fifth meeting of the Board of the Authority. Mr Tang said he hoped the position could be filled by the end of the year. Synopsis West Kowloon District was originally intended for cultural activities, the presented scheme will however enrich it with many fold meaning. In June the West Kowloon authority http://www.hab.gov.hk/wkcd/index.htm is going to appoint 3 design groups to collect views of the public from July to September, to come up with 3 designs for public comment by end 2009. The presented scheme is based on an optimized sustainable approach with a very strong clean energy emphasis. In fact the presented scheme will, on top of the basic authority requirements, be enriched with lots of other provisions including Clean Environment including Electrical transportation and clean fuel use, Art and Culture, Sports, Fun and Recreation, Residence, Commerce, Hotels, Tourism, Education. which are needed to address the growing population of HK, and to strengthen the 3 legs of sustainability, namely environmental sustainability, societal sustainability, economic sustainability. Summaries of the key provisions of this sustainable scheme for West Kowloon Cultural District are tabulated below , which will be updated from time to time in the coming months. The Harbour Park of 100 acres : [ land of roads of ~60 acres +42 acres of WKCD originally designated areas] – Phase 1 – The heart of the Park [ about 50 acres of land including 42 acres of WKCD originally designated areas ] - The Integrated West Kowloon Sustainable Park Centre and Facilities for: Clean Environment, Art and Culture, Sports, Fun and Recreation, Residence, Commerce, Hotels, Tourism, Education. 維港公園的中心- 可持續發展的香港西九海濱公園環保區文娛藝術區體育區康樂區住宅區商業酒店區 旅行觀光區教育區 Original scope of WKCD ???
Attribute HKSAR population growth 4 of 6 優勢產業 for HKSAR declared by CE Tsang on 3 April 2009*
Study scheme of Architecture students of HKU, April 2009 7M in 2009, 8M in 2030, 9M in 2050 [ UN reports]
[ * 6 優勢產業 for HKSAR declared by him on 3 April 2009 http://paper.wenweipo.com/2009/04/04/YO09040400 05.htm ] 2
1. 文化及創意產業 2. 環保產業
Yes ??, some normal provisions ??
Yes, and much more, by doubling building volume, adding 2 large halls and a large pavilion, enabling cultural fairs to be held Yes, the park-cultural-commercial- education-tourism facilities will induce many sustainable innovations of big scale adding asset to trades and professions of HKSAR Integrating all provisions and innovations into various levels of education for general public of HKSAR, as parts of normal curriculum, and of life long learning Yes, the park-cultural-commercial- education-tourism facilities will induce many sustainable innovations of big scale adding asset to trades and professions of HKSAR Integrating all provisions and innovations into various levels of local visitation and tourism, with tailored programmes for international and mainland tourists. Boosting Tourism first in -the largest green roof -the largest green roof park -the largest group of fast growing bamboo for absorbing carbon dioxide from exhaust air from the built environment -the largest wind cowl for air extraction -the largest combined solar-chimney wind-cowl air-extractor windgenerator -the largest sundial on a park -the longest unsupported and the highest cable car across the sea -the longest north-south aligned cable car -the deepest Olympics class diving and swimming pools below sea level
One basic trade not ?? mentioned by C E Tsang on 3 April 2 0 0 9 * - 旅行觀光事 業
About 3 About 40 hectares world-class green park out of the new total of 55 hectares and hectares [Basice 40 hectares + gaining 15 hectares from covering the some patches existing nearby roads and 500m of West Kowloon Crossing and on covering of Austin Road West] One Two 119 000 1.5 million square metre. [ 1.5 times of Dubai mall which is Square metre currently the largest in the world] , not for safe Equal areas provided, not for safe Equal areas provided, not for safe ?? ?? Olympics class swimming and diving pools, ice skating rings, , also for highest energy efficiency Snow adventure and fun facilities provided underground, also for highest energy efficiency
Hotel Commercial areas
Residential buildings For sale ?? Offices Sports facilities Fun facilities Air quality
Normal HK Superior quality standard 3
See separate table
* 6 優勢產業 for HKSAR declared by him on 3 April 2009 http://paper.wenweipo.com/2009/04/04/YO0904040005.htm West Kowloon Cultural District : A Study Scheme on Sustainable Development - The Integrated Hong Kong Harbour Park -Cultural District-commercial district-tourism districteducation district 西九龍文娛藝術區: 研習方案 : 可持續發展的香港海濱公園文娛藝術商業區旅行觀光區教育區 Provisions of Original scope of WKCD Paper of Public Works Subcommittee of Finance Committee on 18 June 2008 http://www.legco.gov.hk/yr0708/english/fc/pwsc/papers/p08-31e.pdf HKSAR population growth ??? Development Mix GFA (square metres (m2)) % of Total GFA Cultural and related mix (A) Arts and cultural/communal facilities M+2 61 950 8% Exhibition Centre (EC) 12 500 2% / Development….. 2 This is the on-site portion. An additional GFA of 16 800 m2 is provided for the offsite storage and conservation laboratory of the M+. PWSC(2008-09)31 Page 8 Development Mix GFA (square metres (m2)) % of Total GFA Performing art venues 188 895 26% Other arts and cultural uses 15 000 2% Communal facilities including items to be funded under the public works programme (PWP) 20 000 3% (B) RDE facilities (to generate rental income to subsidize operating deficits of (A) above except the PWP items) 119 000 16% Sub-total 417 345 57% Considered -7M in 2009, 8M in 2030, 9M in 2050 [ UN reports] Provisions of Study scheme B of Architecture students of HKU, May 2009
An additional GFA of 16 800 m2 is provided for the ONSITE storage [at Basement 5] and conservation laboratory of the M+. NO OFFSITE storage is needed.
All provided, An addition of a maximum of 1 400 000 square meter for RDE facilities can be provided at basement levels Sub-total : much more than 417 345-actual no. pending calculations , ?? % Additional provisions: – a Theme pavilion of Rolling cultures of 700 m x 45 m x 9 m clear headroom in Basement 1 and Basement –to support international cultural fairs – 1 large hall of 100m x 45 m x 25 m high for performing arts –forming a building cluster with external performance areas 4
– 1 large hall of 100m x 45 m x 25 m high for exhibition of large art work –forming a building cluster with external exhibition performance areas
Residential/Commercial mix (A)Residential: Villa Houses and Apartments 145 257 20%
Residential- All provided in low-rise [~20m high ] innovative sustainable design at 50mregion adjacent to existing residential areas along the 500 m long covered extension of Western Harbour Crossing [i.e. vehicular tunnel] Hotel – 2 hotels [ one additional] each of 56 000 sq.m on top of the fast-rail construction within WKCD site Offices - All provided in low-rise [~20m high ] innovative sustainable design at 30m-region adjacent to existing buildings areas along the 500 m long along Austin Road West which will be covered with green roof
(B) Hotel 56 000 8%
(C) Office3 107 683 15%
Sub-total 308 940 43%
Sub-total more than 308 940 -actual no. pending calculations , ?? % Further provisions: A new Kowloon central library to be built between the residential region and the office region ,skirting the 465m tall ICC. [ The land of existing Kowloon Central library to be sold to finance this scheme] New Academy of Performing Art and Art Centre will be provided. [ The land of existing Academy of Performing Art and Art Centre to be sold to finance this scheme] Cable car and tower, 3 outside big screens, Olympics swimming pools and ice skating rings, snow fun facilities … [see separate tabulation]
Total 726 285 100%
Total- much more than 726 285 -actual no. pending calculations , 100 %
There are many sustainable, clean energy, energy efficient items contained in this WKCD proposal. The initial ones are listed below: 5
- District rain water collection and use - district chilled water system with condensing-water source heat pump for hotel and domestic hot water supply - regional central sea water supply for air conditioning system - air condensate collection and use in the district -tunnel exhaust air : purification and sequestration of carbon dioxide by fast growing bamboo and its ultimate form as biochar to be used as non-degradable soil enhancer -underground/above ground: non-kitchen exhaust air - purification and sequestration of carbon dioxide by fast growing bamboo and its ultimate form as biochar to be used as non-degradable soil enhancer -underground exhaust air from electric-powered kitchens – purification techniques, and sequestration of carbon dioxide by fast growing bamboo and its ultimate form to be used as biochar for use as non-degradable soil enhancer -the removal of surplus soil to make green the unused quarries in HKSAR, together with using biochar from the fast growing bamboo -energy use in construction of various phases and comparison with similar occupancies -energy use in operation of the various phases and comparison with similar occupancies -solar PV panel rotatable and solar reflector [sunlight to inside, to prism light, holographic glass, also holographic glass at park ] , sunken court-not to be overheated -with flap to increase air pressure at one side facing wind in courtyard to reduce intake fan energy -directed by anemometer at cable car tower -movable green roof above the main road for absorbing sunlight, for solar shading and rain shading for bus and pedestrians -solar drying system for circulating moisture-absorbing material for inlet air to be delivered to built environment -energy efficient devices as many types, LED .. -experiment for fast growing bamboo – seeking collaboration with Kadoorie farm - comprehensive grey water system for water reuse -soil and tissue removal and made to cake to be taken elsewhere-or a proven organic fertilizer system, also to take care of Yau-Ma-Tei grocery market? - pellet making machine for biomass -municipal waste to be changed to biochar? -Life cycle analysis, -life cycle costing -Green building assessment Etc..