West Kowloon Cultural District

The West Kowloon Cultural District confronts us with the task of turning an overwhelming governmental ambition, with a bewildering diversity of stakeholders, translated in a massive amount of real estate with an incredible richness of program, into a proposal that is fun and serious, planned and spontaneous, large but intimate, Chinese but international, iconic but practical, understandable yet surprising. To avoid the shock of imposing overwhelming change, we have chosen as the main model of our project a typology with which every citizen of Hong Kong is familiar: the Village.