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Farrells proposes “Nam Tong” new town for Hong Kong
Architecture and urban design firm Farrells has unveiled new images of a conceptual new town called “Nam Tong” in eastern Hong Kong. In light of rising population and a scarcity of land, the Nam Tong proposal is intended as a means for Hong Kong to grow sustainably.
According to Farrells, Nam Tong could house 350,000 residents and provide space for commercial and industrial development. It would cost between $80 and $100 billion Hong Kong dollars, which the company says compares favourably with other land supply proposals.
Farrells director Stefan Krummeck commented: “Nam Tong is a sustainable and flexible land supply solution. It can be implemented in phases according to the city’s needs.”
The proposal involves building a new cross-harbour tunnel at Heng Fa Chuen to carry the MTR’s Island Line to the existing Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate and Tseung Kwan O Area 137 Fill Bank. Here, Farrells proposes carrying out reclamation of 212 hectares of new land. Together with existing land, the Nam Tong new town would be built on a total of 688 hectares.
The proposed land reclamation would affect artificial shorelines only, and would take place entirely outside Victoria Harbour. No country parks would be affected by the development.