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Foster + Partners plans carbon-neutral urban park for Hong Kong

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Designed by Foster + Partners, the masterplan for the West Kowloon Cultural District has been recently unveiled in Hong Kong. Located on a reclaimed harbor-front site, the massive 40-hectare urban park is designed to be completely carbon-neutral. It will include 17 cultural venues and 30,000 square-meters of arts education facilities. The new venues will house the 17 new cultural venues, a Great Opera House, M+ (a pioneering museum of modern art), concert halls and a 15,000-seat Arena with an Expo Centre below.


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The proposal involves two parks – a city park and the main 23-hectare great park. The streets, avenues and waterfront will be heavily planted to provide a landscaped setting for a series of spectacular new cultural buildings. The low-energy design district has provision for features like cooling/heating, gray water recycling, energy recovery systems for sewage, recycling, a waste-to-energy scheme and the generation of local, low-carbon electricity. In addition, the green energy produced by the solar panels and wind turbines will help in meeting terms with the energy requirement.

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An underground network will keep the vehicular transportation below the ground, increase the size of the green and public spaces above. Foster + Partners have put their 31 years’ experience in the city to design an urban district with a rich mix of spaces that come with green benefits. The designers expect it to a new landmark on the world’s cultural map.

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Via: Dezeen