Promenade Design

Enhance resident participation in waterfront planning

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Re-provision of Anglers’ Beach facilities

LCSD revealed its proposal of Anglers’ Beach facilities re-provisioning in August, and showed us their preliminary design concept. LCSD intended to build a two-storey building with facilities including changing rooms and showers. Meanwhile, we understand that CEDD intended to carry on the Tsuen Tuen Bicycle Lane project, in which the LCSD-proposed building will obstruct the passage of the Lane. Our office then commenced design studies, co-ordinated the relevant departments and put forward our proposal, summarised in the three points below.

1:750 Plan of Beach Level – Design advocated by the Councillor

1:1500 Plan at Road Level – Design advocated by the Councillor

Advantages:

Low-profile design to avoid obstruction to scenery

To avoid obstruction to beautiful scenery along the coastal ares of Castle Peak Road,  the beach facilities should not be higher than the road level. We propose to move the facilities on the second floor to the beach level, divided into office, changing room and barbecue area.

Include a promenade connecting Castle Peak Road

The roof space as a promenade connecting Castle Peak Road, which extend the pedestrian pathway and public space.

Reserve space for the proposed Tsuen Tuen Bicycle Link

The structure of  promenade reserve space for the proposed bicycle link. Parts of the promenade can be reconstructed as bicycle link instead of rebuild the whole facilities if the bicycle link project start.

1:200 Section A – Design advocated by the Councillor
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1:200 Section B – Design advocated by the Councillor

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Perspective from Section C – Design advocated by the Councillor

Tsuen Tuen Bicycle Path

The proposed Tsuen Wan – Tuen Mun Bicycle Lane

The preliminary works of Tsuen Tsing Bridge to Bayview Garden has been gazetted and ready for commencement. In March and July 17, Civil Engineering and Development Department and consultants submitted a more detailed preliminary design of the First Phase of the Bicycle Lane which is between Bayview Garden and Sham Tseng to Coastal Affairs Committee. The proposed works in First Phase involves mainly widening the Castle Peak Road pavement with no reclamation. The plan successfully obtained the support of District Council Members. There are so far no substantive proposal for the Second Phase and I will continue to follow up.

Section between Bayview Garden and Approach Beach

At the meeting of Coastal Affairs Committee in March 2017, Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) and their consultant submitted their preliminary design proposal for Tsuen Wan-Tuen Mun Bicycle Lane for the section between Bayview Garden and Approach Beach. I spoke on a few things regarding this section: Compared to building seawall (which means reclamation), providing bicycle lane using existing road space or viaducts (lower than or level to Castle Peak Road) reduces disruption or damage to the environment. In case there were places where trees cannot be preserved, remedial measures should be taken. I requested CEDD to provide the same level of detail for coming sessions, especially for Tsing Lung Tau and Sham Tseng, for residents’ information and reflection of opinions.

The following is the document submitted by the Civil Engineering and Development Department to the District Council in July 17

Section between Approach Beach and Sham Tseng

At the meeting of Coastal Affairs Committee in July 2017, Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) and their consultant submitted their preliminary design proposal for Tsuen Wan-Tuen Mun Bicycle Lane for the section between Approach Beach and Sham Tseng. I spoke on a few things regarding this section:

Should the bicycle lane unavoidably cross the vehicular road, the location should allow sufficiently long vision line for the vehicular drivers to be aware of the presence of crossing cyclists. Efforts should be paid to ensure the continuity of the bicycle lane.

The following is the document submitted by the Civil Engineering and Development Department to the District Council in July 17

Project Proposal

At the meetings of Coastal Affairs Committee in September, November 2017 and May 2018, Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) and their consultant submitted their proposal for Tsuen Wan-Tuen Mun Bicycle Lane.

The following is the document submitted by the Civil Engineering and Development Department to the District Council in September 17

The following is the document submitted by the Civil Engineering and Development Department to the District Council in November 17

The following is the document submitted by the Civil Engineering and Development Department to the District Council in May 18



District council funding activities

There are a number of departments involved when dealing with coastal affairs, Coastal Affairs Committee was set up by the Tsuen Wan District Council in 2016. Meanwhile, each committee under the Council will receive funding annually for organising community involvement activities.  Last year, our committee received HK$100,000 and activities to “co-create waterfront” were organised in collaboration with LEAPS and Hong Kong Public Space Initiative.

Tsuen Wan Promenade Placemaking Project

In December 2016 , Coastal Affairs Committee in collaboration with Hong Kong Public Space Initiative conducted “Tsuen Wan Promenade Placemaking Project” at Tsing Lung Tau Ferry Pier, Anglers’ Beach and Tsuen Wan West Waterfront. The project aimed to gather opinion through coastal activities and interaction with local residents.

On 31 May 17, on behalf of the Tsuen Wan District Council Committee on Coastal Affairs, I have reported to the Task Force on Harbourfront Developments in Tsuen Wan on the outcome of the collaboration with LEAPS and HK Public Space Initiatives. The members of the Harbourfont Commission was supportive on the concept of “Co-operation of waterfront” and planned to devote more resources to our waterfront.

  

Daily life – Infinity Pool

Enhancing the human-water interface by introducing water features in a safety manner to not only let the residents to look at the water (the sea), but to touch and play with the water (the water feature), bringing in activities to the area.

Daily life – Park in Progress

By replacing the hard landscape originally provided at the area with the grass mats, the feeling of introducing grass elements into seaside area can be experienced by the public, of which most of them welcome the idea to bringing in active grass paving instead of the “non-steppable” grass garden.

Urban Hacking – Transparent Drawing

Bringing in art elements to the waterfront by embracing the local context and using the scenic view as the backdrop to “hack” the waterfront with art.

Urban Hacking – Live Photo Frame

As simple as that to create spots for locals and visitors to take photos and upload to social media to brand and promote the “unfold treasures” near the waterfront.

Leisure – Screening the Sea

Using the movie sessions to bring in activities to the waterfront area and gather community bonding and to let people appreciate the beauty of the waterfront scenic view.

Leisure – Phone Sea Phone

Simple installation for residents chilling at the pier area to feel the sea breeze, play the music with the speakers as they like and enjoy the scenic view, enriching the vitality of the pier and the nearby promenade area.

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