Local family stores, temples, apartments and students from the neighboring University; every single drop defines the unique beauty of Sai Wan. With developments kicking in, immense change for the urban scape and community in this energetic district is inevitable. How do we achieve a balance, between the authenticities of the area with the progression for improvements? Beautiful Sai Wan and XXX Gallery has decided to team up and invite local and international urban designers to vision Sai Wan in 20 years’ time via joining their “Your Urban Design Vision – Sai Wan 20 Yrs Fast Forward”.
With Queens Road West, Des Voeux Road West, Hill Road, and Kennedy Town Praya being deeply affected by the moving in of more offices and people due to heightened rents in Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun; we can not help but to worry what would happen next when the Sai Ying Pun escalator, and the June 2014 extension of the MTR West Island Line comes into scene. Therefore, to raise more awareness and initiation in a public discussion about the place we call ‘home’; submissions are required to explain a holistic masterplanning of the urban design with sustainable development ideas for the district.
All submissions will be assessed according to the following criteria:
1. Heritage preservation
2. Sustainable economic development
3. Environmental sustainability
4. Design creativity and innovation
5. Social / cultural contribution
6. Implementation feasibility
The organizers are also giving out questionnaires to the current Sai Wan residents for data gathering, which will be summarized for participant’s consideration whilst generating their 20 year vision for Sai Wan. Winning submissions will be presented in a road show early next year, and also presented by XXX Gallery in a gala presentation. These submissions will then be submitted to government representations for on- going development.
Registration begins 25 Nov, 2013
Submissions accepted until 17 Jan, 2014
(English) Mr Cassady Winston
(Chinese) Ms Bo Hui
For more details, visit http://www.beautifulsaiwan.com
Written by Joyce Tsang