New World to launch Victoria Dockside's first phaseLocal | 25 Apr 2018 7:33 pm
New World Development said it will launch the first phase of Victoria Dockside, the local property developer's highlighted project in recent years, tomorrow adding that the latest mixed-use landmark development in Tsim Sha Tsui is set to create a new iconic global art and design district in Hong Kong.
The project is built on the site formerly known as Holt’s Wharf, a godown terminal next to the first railway to Mainland China – Kowloon and Canton Railway, New World said. Dating back to 1910, Holt's Wharf served as a global freight and logistics hub, connecting the city to Mainland China and the world.
"Victoria” represents Victoria Harbor – pride of Hong Kong citizens, the company noted, while "Dockside” marks the golden era of Holt's Wharf, which was once the busiest port in the world.
The project will inject a new lease of life to the city with the third transformation of this epoch-making landmark, said Adrian Cheng, New World Development's Executive Vice-Chairman and General Manager.
"New World Centre was a unique development with historical significance. We hope Victoria Dockside will jazz up the art and cultural scene in the area by providing a blank canvas for artists, designers and the business sector to unleash their creativity. It will continue its role as a hub in Tsim Sha Tsui and will further upgrade the district into a new global destination for art, design and creativity."
Set to fully open next year, the 3-million-square-feet mixed-use development is led by Cheng and jointly crafted by over a hundred international and local architects and designers, the developer said.
The first phase will introduce K11 Atelier, the first Grade A office space under brand K11, which strikes to disrupt traditional working culture by offering art, culture and innovative experience to tenants.
To cater to new generation’s pursuit of work-life balance, New World said Victoria Dockside will also introduce K11 Atelier Academy, which offers an array of bespoke courses in creation, culture, arts, wellness, and self-improvement to tenants and staff during non-working hours.
It will begin operation next month and closely collaborate with other K11 Atelier Academy in Shanghai and Guangzhou to organize around 500 sessions per quarter for over 10,000 participants in the three cities.