I think this west kowloon cultural project is sadly a "joke" - the government feels like they can just 'build' arts and culture when it actually should be fostered and nutured... this is becoming (as many have already complained) a new 'shopping mall project' - with housing complexes and office buildings... where's the "cultural aspect"??
and it's supposedly gonna provide more 'park like setting' with 'outdoor greenery' for families - so sad, when the air is gray and nasty, who even wants to be outside.
instead of pouring billions into a new 'cultural project' - they should divert $$ to cleaning up and rejuvenating older sections of the city and making them 'arts / cultural' hubs - eg. converting old factories to lofts and galleries - like soho or even Lower East Side / Brooklyn in NYC... it shouldn't always just be about BUILDING NEW STUFF but creatively using old space and adapting it for artists etc... and instead of creating another 'park' there the bulk of the ground is concrete and cement, let's do more to clean up the air and actually allocate a space for a lawn / grass field...where you are actually allowed to WALK on...
anyways, it's easier said than done and they'll probably hunt me down and tackle me via my IP address, but honestly enough is enough...how many giordanos and starbucks do we really need....?