Foster design for Hong Kong hub


Hong Kong's new West Kowloon cultural hub is to be designed by British architect Norman Foster

British architect Norman Foster has won the right to design Hong Kong’s new £1.7 billion West Kowloon cultural hub.

Hong Kong’s No 2 official Henry Tang said the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority board had endorsed Foster+Partners ‘ City Park proposal.

Others who submitted proposals were Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and a local designer.

Mr Foster’s plan envisions transforming the 100-acre reclaimed site for the cultural hub on Kowloon peninsula into a lush waterfront park that contains an opera house, concert halls, a museum and arts schools.

His other designs include the Hong Kong international airport, the international terminal in Beijing and the HSBC building in Hong Kong.

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