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.