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Old November 23rd, 2017, 07:59 PM   #2241
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 08:08 PM   #2242
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 08:22 PM   #2243
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 08:25 PM   #2244
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 08:28 PM   #2245
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 10:32 PM   #2246
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 11:34 PM   #2247
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Thanks heaps Hawk! Excellent work on posting all of these amazing projects!
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Old November 24th, 2017, 12:07 AM   #2248
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Old November 24th, 2017, 12:44 PM   #2249
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Old November 24th, 2017, 05:26 PM   #2250
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Old November 26th, 2017, 12:02 AM   #2251
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http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/y...50_2017_TC.pdf

Edit: The old link seems to be broken; the new one is http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/y..._2017_TC_R.pdf

Finally some news on the proposed redevelopment of the government sites on Sai Yee Street in Mong Kok (unfortunately the document is only available in Chinese). The recommended scheme will be 320m tall (75 storeys), with a public viewing gallery at the top of the building.





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Old November 26th, 2017, 01:36 AM   #2252
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Finally, some height in HK. There should be more in the Mong Kok area. Shame it’s not closer to Langham though.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 03:14 PM   #2253
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^ That's the redevelopment of the water authority offices?
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Old November 27th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #2254
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^ That's the redevelopment of the water authority offices?
I believe so. From the same planning document:

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Old November 30th, 2017, 11:11 AM   #2255
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 04:51 AM   #2256
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Plans for container homes in Hong Kong get a mixed reaction from experts
With developers pushing to build cargo container accommodation, architects can’t agree on whether they are an unreliable, risky option or an affordable, ready-made solution to the housing problem

Nov 26, 2017
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They’ve been used as trendy “tiny homes”, student accommodation and extravagant luxury houses. A whole shopping mall has been crafted from them, plus many a pop-up restaurant. Now the humble shipping container is being used for swimming pools.

They may be versatile, but whether a metal box is a viable mass housing solution for Hong Kong, as has been mooted, is a matter of conjecture. What do architects with experience of them think?

American architect Mark Hogan, of OpenScopeStudio in San Francisco, is firmly in the “no” camp.

A proposal to build a shipping container skyscraper to provide temporary housing in a slum in Mumbai, India – which won GA Design Consultants an international ideas competition in 2015 – sparked a Twitter rant from Hogan about the unsuitability of containers for habitation. Two years on, his views haven’t changed.

“Shipping containers are bad for all the reasons I’ve outlined in the past: very poor thermal performance, poor interior dimensions for housing, poor structural performance once they are modified, and many expensive parts need to be built on site anyway [foundations, lifts, mechanical systems],” Hogan says.

He is not opposed to prefabrication in general, and has done a container project himself – a social gathering place and temporary storefront between the SoMa and Mission Bay neighbourhoods of San Francisco, opened in 2015 – but is yet to see examples of containers being significantly better or cheaper than standard construction for permanent housing. Besides, Hogan adds, they don’t make economic sense for Hong Kong.

“Shipping containers cannot be stacked to high-rise height without an added secondary structural frame,” he says. “In Hong Kong, stacked containers would be limited to about nine storeys, which means a short building put on some of the world’s most expensive land. I’d much rather see the capacity of those sites maximised with true high-rises in concrete, steel or cross-laminated timber.”

More : http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interi...mixed-reaction
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Plover Cove housing proposal would be risk to Hong Kong water security, government source says
Matter on agenda for Task Force on Land Supply meeting on Tuesday
December 3, 2017
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A proposal to fill in the city’s second largest reservoir to build homes on will prove to be a serious challenge to implement and put Hong Kong’s water security at risk.

That is the government’s view on the controversial idea for Plover Cove Reservoir, floated by real estate academics earlier this year, according to a source close to the government-appointed Task Force on Land Supply.

The Post understands the proposal will be on the agenda of the task force’s fifth meeting on Tuesday.

The land search committee, formed in August and made up of various experts and professionals has been tasked with evaluating land supply options and forming public consensus.

While filling Plover Cove Reservoir would create 600 hectares of residential land, the cost of doing so is a 40 per cent reduction in local freshwater storage from 586 million cubic metres to 365 cubic metres according to the source, citing a government paper to be discussed at the meeting.

Hong Kong maintains four to six months’ storage of freshwater in reservoirs in case of any supply disruption from the Dongjiang river, which runs through Guangdong province and accounts for 80 per cent of local needs. Losing Plover Cove would reduce the security buffer to just three to four months and it would undermine the city’s ability to respond if water supply from Dongjiang river has to be suspended, the government says in the paper.

It is understood the government has also highlighted concerns to the task force such as the ecology in the area as well as the semi-enclosed Tolo Harbour’s sensitivity to water pollution. It points out that there are mangroves, sites of special scientific interest, beaches, typhoon shelters and aquaculture sites in the vicinity.

The source said the government believed the plan would pose major technical and environmental complications and would possibly violate guiding principles of its “Hong Kong 2030 Plus” planning strategy and vision to protect areas of high ecological and conservation value.

In any case, the government says such a proposal from planning to site formation would more than 20 years to complete and should only be considered by the task force as a long-term option.

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Building cheaper flats in Hong Kong redevelopment plan may cause loss of HK$138 billion: urban renewal chief
Compensation rates for residents affected by redevelopment in Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok districts would result in Urban Renewal Authority facing a deficit after selling new flats
December 4, 2017
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Building subsidised housing when redeveloping Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok districts would be difficult, the head of the city’s Urban Renewal Authority hinted over the weekend, as he pointed out that such a project would cause it to lose more than HK$138 billion (US$17.6 billion).

The remarks by the authority’s managing director Wai Chi-sing came about six months after it started a two-year study on both districts covering 212 hectares with more than 3,300 buildings. More than half of the buildings have been around for over 50 years.

As part of redevelopment, the authority would have to pay compensation to flat owners of some 800 tenement blocks at a rate of HK$15,700 per square foot, going by what owners were given when they had to leave To Kwa Wan, also in Kowloon, as part of a recent redevelopment project.

Unlike other developers, it would not have to pay land premiums – the fee usually payable to the government for using land for new or more lucrative purposes.

The total payout for the acquisitions would be HK$347.6 billion. Assuming the authority gained HK$210 billion in revenue from selling new flats after redevelopment, this would still result in a deficit of HK$138 billion, Wai said on his blog.

“The HK$138 billion loss would be further deepened if we used all or some of the gross floor areas derived from development of those 800 buildings to build subsidised flats and sell them at a 30 per cent discount, let alone building public rental housing on the sites,” Wai said, referring to how subsidised flats must be sold at a discount to market value.

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