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Sha Tin Shing Mun River Promenade
The Shing Mun Promenade has all the seeds to turn into an unique natural park in the heart of the city – it is endorsed with the natural gift of the river for its calming view, cooling effect, greenery, biological richness and topographical interest; it has a rich and diversified adjacent facilities: museum, shopping malls, swimming pools and sports grounds; and it is all connected with a biking and jogging trail with bridges with a walk-able distance.
The Shing Mun Promenade has all the seeds to turn into an unique natural park in the heart of the city – it is endorsed with the natural gift of the river for its calming view, cooling effect, greenery, biological richness and topographical interest; it has a rich and diversified adjacent facilities: museum, shopping malls, swimming pools and sports grounds; and it is all connected with a biking and jogging trail with bridges with a walk-able distance.

Years of individual development and inconsistent design have resulted in fragmented spaces and over-structure in certain areas. Meanwhile the increased development also demands for more supporting facilities. We see the Signature Project Scheme as a valuable opportunity to review and improve the overall planning and condition of the Shing Mun promenade.

Our idea is to turn the Shing Mun Promenade into a Free Park – a park of spaciousness and freedom, of enjoyment of a diversified activities in the nature.

To achieve such, the design approaches includes:
Return the focus to to the Shing Mun River as the heart of the Sha Tin city
Create a large flexible public space by minimizing barriers & by connecting
Utilize site topography for elevated views & sense of space
Fulfil the wish for appropriate enjoyment of waterfront

The design involves 5 sections: the Heritage Park, the Delta Park, Water Event Spectator & Dining, the Terrain Park, and the Riverside Gallery.


Location: Shatin, Hong Kong
Client: HKSAR Drainage Services Department
Year: 2014
Program: Urban Design
Team: Billy Chan, Ida Sze, Kenneth Wong
Collaborators: AECOM