Shau Kei Wan 32 Factory Street

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Site Coverage  
Parking Ratio 0
income group Medium
Range Heights 6
basic project statistics
gross building area 654
units 6
population 24
site area 193 sq. m
coverage 56.00
parking 0
seniors 0
families w/ children 0
singles/couples 0
other 0
The building at 32 Factory Street is located at the junction of Factory and Aldrich Streets. The site, formed through land reclamation, occupied the flanged corner of a trapezoidal site on the old waterfront. Designed by Faitfone Wong in 1959, the building is a 6 storey structure with one large 1360 ft2 apartment on each level. Each flat contains a living and dinning room, four bedrooms, a bathroom with a full-bath, a kitchen, a servant’s quarter, and two large balconies with views to the typhoon shelter. The ground floor unit has direct access to an enclosed open yard. With projecting balconies and round portal windows, the building evokes the image of an ocean-liner. "

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.