Honk Kong ‘garden city home’ is no flight of fancy

Suspend reality and assume, just for a moment, that one of our overcrowded airports moves to a new home.

What might be built in its place? Corporate headquarters? A nuclear power plant? A giant car park? You’d bet it wouldn’t be 45 schools, a hospital, a museum and a garden. But this is exactly what is being constructed on the former site of Hong Kong airport.

The Kai Tak redevelopment has just awarded multi-million pound design contracts to create a ‘garden city home’ for 300 000 residents by 2016.

How refreshingly un-British of our former colony.

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