Stretching across 40 hectares of reclaimed land, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant, new cultural quarter for Hong Kong – a vital platform for the local arts scene to interact, develop and collaborate – with major facilities to host and produce world-class exhibitions, performances, and arts and cultural events. It will provide 23 hectares of public open space, including a park, a green avenue and a waterfront promenade, and will be well connected with the neighbourhood.
A Development Plan for the District, based on the well-received Foster + Partners Conceptual Plan was approved by the Chief Executive-in-Council in January 2013. Construction is now underway that will see the district begin to take shape over the next decade.