Shau Kei Wan

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Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio
income group Mixed
Range Heights 1-34
basic project statistics
gross building area 1516271
units 17569
population 70276
site area 347291 sq. m
coverage 24.00
parking 0
seniors 0
families w/ children 0
singles/couples 0
other 0
Shau Kei Wan, located at the eastern end of Hong Kong Island’s northern coast, is named after the bay around which the town has grown. Evolved from an 18th century a fishing village and fish-trading market due to its sheltered topography, the district remained sparsely populated until the 1920s when industries came to the area. Squatter settlements proliferated on the hillside and at the waterfront after World War II. In the 1960s, dense private developments and public housing were realized as part of the government town planning initiative. By the 1980s, the bay was partly filled in after a major fire destroyed many squatter huts. With the completion of the MIT island Line and the Island Eastern Corridor Expressway in 1989, and the reclamation of Aldrich Bay in 1997, Shau Kei Wan has been transformed into a transport interchange, and an urban district.

Hendrik Tieben, Woo Pui Leng and Yuet Tsang Chi, “ Urban Transformation of Shau Kei Wan,” Department of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008.
CentaData, ttp://www.centadata.com, accessed on 05 Jan 2010.