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Palace Museum as an architectural landmark
(Caption: Look closely at the thousands of aluminium panels on the side walls and you can see the classical Chinese influence on what looks like a very contemporary building. Image: China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong)) WHEN GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED Hong Kong architect Rocco Yim Sen-kee took the helm of designing the city’s new Palace…
Cut red tape to boost Hong Kong housing
CUMBERSOME PROCEDURES in town planning are a key factor exacerbating Hong Kong’s housing shortage. At present, it takes at least 10 years to transform a plot of land into an apartment block. There are numerous stages to go through, from preliminary town planning, to transformation of the land into “spade-ready” sites, to completion of flat…