The West Kowloon Cultural District will be developed into a world-class integrated cultural district. When all the constructions are completed, the West Kowloon Cultural District will be one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Citizens are anticipating the development of this enormous public space.
In the beginning, the West Kowloon Cultural District chose “City Park” as the concept for development. The aim was to transform the West Kowloon Cultural District into an open space. From the infrastructural plan to the commencement of the construction, the project has undergone many changes. All facilities, including Xiqu Centre (to be opened in 2018), M+ museum of visual culture (to be opened in 2019), and Hong Kong Palace Museum, are developed according to the concept of sharing with the public.
In fact, it is very difficult to execute the ideology of “sharing with the public”. The West Kowloon Cultural District has to fulfill everyone’s needs, while incorporating local, traditional, international, and modern elements into the park. Only through these means could the West Kowloon Cultural District truly be a unique public space.