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Sai Ying Pun, No. 89-93 High Street

China > Hong Kong > Sai Ying Pun, No. 89-93 High Street

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SITE SPECIFICATIONS
Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio
income group Low
Range Heights 4
 
basic project statistics
gross building area 540
units 12
population 48
site area 178 sq. m
coverage 75.00
parking 0
   
demographics
seniors 0
families w/ children 0
singles/couples 0
other 0
The building is located on No. 89-93 High Street, Sai Ying Pun. It is built on 1955. During 1945-1961, Sai Ying Pun was in a state of flux between hope and despair. Ruined and empty sites scattered amongst new constructions. Streets bustled with market activities and devoid of people at times. Squatter settlements proliferated on empty lots and rooftops. Dilapidation, overcrowding and poor living conditions were prevalent. The Buildings Ordinance was revised in 1955 to ease housing shortages and intensify land use. But many war-torn buildings in the district have already been reconstructed. Given Sai Ying Pun’s fringe location, narrow streets, and multiple ownerships, these revisions seemed to have little impact on the new construction. Nineteen traditional tenements were rebuilt in the block with Yu Lok Lane between 1945-1955. """

References:
Hendrik Tieben, Woo Pui Leng and Yuet Tsang Chi, “ Urban Transformation of Sai Ying Pun,” Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.