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Chinese University of Hoong Kong and
International Forum on Urbanism at
Shenzhen & Hong Kong
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism | Architecture
Re-Do New Town: Hung Shui Kiu
20th December 2013
E220 at Energizing Kowloon East Office (EKEO)
The exhibition takes on the topic of future Hong Kong new towns with a contemporary look at Hung Shui Kiu, an area located in the northwest corner of New Territories, and a future site for a major urban development in Hong Kong. Today a dormant mixture of container yards, small industries and old villages, Hung Shui Kiu neighbors the towering suburb of Tin Shui Wai and looks toward the mainland across the Shenzhen Bay. Surprisingly, far more than the skyscrapers in the business districts, this plain “realness” and rural-like existence is the scene for many critical questions in Hong Kong urbanism today. The future planning of Hung Shui Kiu should challenge the previous attempts for a ready-made ideal communities and urban typologies and re-think the ideal city not as a utopian end-result, but a process allowing for multitude of voices, and even unplanned and unexpected results.
再造新城: 洪水橋: 這個展覽的話題是用現代的眼光來看待香港未來洪水橋新城的開發。洪水橋坐落於新界西北角，是將來香港的主要城市發展區。洪水橋的未來規劃應帶挑戰之前試圖建成一個現成的理想社區和城市類型的想法，並且重新思考作為一個一個理想的城市，雖然不必是一個烏托邦式結局，但是是一個允許多種聲音參與的過程，是一個甚至沒有特定規劃和預期結果的過程。
Mika Savela and Hendrik Tieben, curators and project leaders
Design & Research Team Members