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Press release: Design Ideas Competition for Kai Tak River · Kai Tak Development concludes successfully
(post date: 08/01/2015)
The Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, delivers a speech at the prize presentation ceremony for the Design Ideas Competition for Kai Tak River · Kai Tak Development at the City Gallery, Central, today (January 8).

The Design Ideas Competition for Kai Tak River ‧ Kai Tak Development has concluded successfully. Ten outstanding designs were chosen to serve as references for the future design of the leisure space in the section of the Kai Tak River within the Kai Tak Development Area.

Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony today (January 8), the Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, said, "The Government conducted a public consultation exercise on the development of the Kai Tak Nullah in 2010 and 2011. The views collected indicated strong public support for turning the nullah into an attractive green river corridor through urban areas, providing space for leisure and public activities while improving the drainage capacity in East Kowloon. In response to public aspirations, we renamed the nullah as the Kai Tak River and are transforming it into a river corridor in urban areas with unique urban landscape features for public activities, creating an important brand for the Kai Tak Development Area."

The Competition attracted more than 90 entries from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas. The Jury Panel of the Competition found that most of the entries could accommodate both the overall setting of the river and the peripheral development while the winning entries made use of simple and innovative design ideas to optimise space for public activities.

Jointly organised by the Civil Engineering and Development Department and a number of government departments and professional institutions, the Competition, under the theme of "Meandering Sentiments", aimed to solicit innovative urban and landscape design ideas to transform the Kai Tak River into a people-oriented place with a mixture of vibrancy and tranquillity for enjoyment and relaxation, integrating with the surrounding districts and thereby creating a more closely knit community.

A roving exhibition of all the entries will be held as follows:

Date: January 17 to 21

Time: 11am to 8pm

Location: Energizing Kowloon East Office, 122 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong

Date: January 24 to 28

Time: 10am to 8pm

Location: Kowloon City Plaza, 128 Carpenter Road, Kowloon City

Date: February 22 to 25

Time: 10am to 8pm

Location: Lok Fu Plaza, 198 Junction Road, Wang Tau Hom

The list of winners and details of the exhibition are available at the competition website (www.ktridesign.hk).

Ends/Thursday, January 8, 2015

Issued at HKT 19:53

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