July 5, 2017
A new community hub for Kwun Tong
Redevelopment of the Kwun Tong Swimming Pool and Recreation Ground is a Ronald Lu and Partners project aimed to transform this community recreation hub in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner to meet the demands of the growing Kwun Tong district population.
The redevelopment of the Kwun Tong Swimming Pool and Recreation Ground was conducted in two phases. Phase One consisted of a new five-pool complex, which included a FINA standard indoor pool with a 1,500-seat spectator stand for competitions and local events; while Phase Two saw the development of outdoor leisure facilities including an artificial turf soccer pitch with a 200-seat outdoor spectator stand, hard-paved soccer pitches, basketball and volleyball courts, an elderly fitness area, children’s play areas, a roller skating rink and a jogging trail.
The redevelopment’s master plan was designed to integrate the site’s many functions into the existing urban fabric, facilitating 24-hour north-south access across the site. The plan envisaged a holistic integrated design which responded to the surrounding environment in the form of a “continuous green line” from the recreation ground to the swimming pool complex, ensuring that the building became part of the park.
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