Architecture and urban design firm Farrells has unveiled new images of a conceptual new town called “Nam Tong” in eastern Hong Kong. In light of rising population and a scarcity of land, the Nam Tong proposal is intended as a means for Hong Kong to grow sustainably.
According to Farrells, Nam Tong could house 350,000 residents and provide space for commercial and industrial development. It would cost between $80 and $100 billion Hong Kong dollars, which the company says compares favourably with other land supply proposals.
Farrells director Stefan Krummeck commented: “Nam Tong is a sustainable and flexible land supply solution. It can be implemented in phases according to the city’s needs.”
The proposal involves building a new cross-harbour tunnel at Heng Fa Chuen to carry the MTR’s Island Line to the existing Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate and Tseung Kwan O Area 137 Fill Bank. Here, Farrells proposes carrying out reclamation of 212 hectares of new land. Together with existing land, the Nam Tong new town would be built on a total of 688 hectares.
The proposed land reclamation would affect artificial shorelines only, and would take place entirely outside Victoria Harbour. No country parks would be affected by the development.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
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