Research & Paper, What's New | December 20th, 2010 |


I. Introduction

1.1The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (hereafter the WKCDA) hasconducted the second stage of public engagement exercises to solicit public views inrelation to the concept plans on the West Kowloon Cultural District (hereafter theWKCD) prepared by three design teams1, including Foster + Partners (hereafterFoster’s), Rocco Design Architects Ltd. (hereafter Rocco’s) and the Office forMetropolitan Architecture (hereafter OMA’s). They are the world’s leading planningand design teams, each of their design proposal is not only ingenious to make way forthe unique vision and philosophy of the WKCD but also creative to reflect wisdomfrom planning and design point of view. We herewith would like to pay tribute to thethree outstanding design teams.

1.2 The Professional Commons (hereafter The ProCommons) has been closelymonitoring the development of the WKCD. In the end of 2007 we issued a researchreport namely “West Kowloon for the People: Research Report on the West KowloonCultural District”, which put forward multifaceted proposals on its developmentphilosophy and planning guidelines. It should be appreciated that the three conceptplans have in one way or the other resembled some of our recommendations….

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