The former marine police headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui is one of Hong Kong's most important historical buildings and it is unique in the context of crowded urban Kowloon.
Currently, the area surrounding the former headquarters is poorly organized, blighted by heavily trafficked roads , inadequate pedestrian facilities and badly maintained buildings oddly juxtaposed with significant landmarks such as the Peninsula Hotel, Star Ferry and the Cultural Centre. Its gardens and mature trees offer a unique opportunity to bring elegance to one of Hong Kong’s most high profile areas.
The building has survived almost unchanged since the 1880s and it has always been a signature presence in a prominent location.
A boutique hotel development, combined with a museum and historical interpretation and commercial operations, will provide the best possible use of this important part of Hong Kong’s history.
Client | Swire Properties Development
Location | Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Year | 2002
Size | 30,000 sqm