How Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports Park aims to be part of people’s daily lives, rather than just a place for major events China News, Data, Media Intelligence and Insights


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The scale of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports Park is enormous. When it is completed in 2024, dozens of athletic facilities, including a 50,000-seat stadium, will be spread out over 28 hectares of the former Kai Tak airport. It’s the kind of project that could easily go very wrong, resulting in an alienating landscape of oversized buildings used only for the occasional tournament or soccer game. But the architects behind the sports park say they are committed to avoiding that fate. Instead, they describe the athletics complex as a kind of neighbourhood – a varied and diverse landscape that will...