SkyGarden 1331

Welcome to SkyGarden 1331

about us

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a green
connector

creates a top-quality public space

Under the Kai Tak Development, the former Kai Tak Airport runway area is planned as a hub consisting of mixed residential, commercial and tourism developments. The Kai Tak Sky Garden is conceived as part of the essential infrastructure to support the planned developments and enhance connectivity in the area.

The Kai Tak Sky Garden is an elevated landscaped deck located atop Shing Fung Road, a carriageway running along the centre of the former runway. Not only does the landscaped deck act as a noise mitigation measure, but it is also a “green connector”, linking up the landmarks in the vicinity. The architecturally innovative and aesthetically unique deck also creates a top-quality public space and serves as a place-making icon, emblematic of the vision for Kai Tak to become “a distinguished, vibrant, attractive and people-oriented new development area by Victoria Harbour”.

The landscaped deck is about 1.4 km in length, providing 2 hectares of open space with abundant green and garden elements. Pedestrian links facilitate movement among the Cruise Terminal Park, the Runway Park, the Tourism Node and the Metro Park, as well as the residential and commercial developments on both sides of the deck. 25-metre and 10-metre wide pedestrian streets connect visitors to the future promenade and the panoramic view of the harbour. Meanwhile, staircases and lifts are installed at different parts of the deck to facilitate barrier-free access.

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multi-function
landscaped deck

1.4 km
Seasonal
Walkways
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Crescent
Walkways
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Themed
Plazas
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Lookout
Galleries
Ground
Plaza
Wavy
Noise
Barriers

emphasise the vegetation diversity of Hong Kong

express the beginning of a journey and “taking-off”

designated plazas with different functions

allow visitors to take in the spectacular scenery

open space at street level next to the deck structure

an iconic structure in Kai Tak Development

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noise
barriers

the streamlined design and wavy pattern represent the body of water

Semi-enclosed noise barriers are built on the north-eastern side of the landscaped deck. Great emphasis is placed on aesthetic to set them apart from conventional noise barriers and create an iconic structure in Kai Tak Development.

The noise barriers adopt a wavy design with a diagrid structure with light blue transparent polymethyl methacrylate panels of triangular shape, giving the structure a dynamic and light appearance while allowing maximum daylight penetration for the carriageway.

The streamlined design and wavy pattern represent the body of water facing the former runway, while the barriers are inclined away from the carriageway with a curved and smooth design, adding extreme dynamics assimilating water flow to the overall visual effect.

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ground plaza
open space

allows free flow of pedestrains

In addition to the elevated landscaped deck, pedestrian walkways and a ground plaza are provided at street level next to the deck structure. The layout of the ground plaza, located at the southern end of the landscaped deck, is inspired by the energy swirls of the “Current of Vitality” motif to express the vibrancy of Kai Tak.

The design allows for free flow of pedestrians between the ground plaza and the elevated deck. The southern portion of the ground plaza overlooks the water play area, while the northern portion includes an amphitheatre with seating area overlooking the multi-functional central lawn that can be used as a public event and performance space.

Several water features such as a water wall and an interactive water tunnel welcome visitors upon arrival and allow them to explore and experience a variety of water play. Rain shelters and shades with stone stools are provided for more passive leisure.

concept

concept
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The Legendary
Runway 13/31

One of the most challenging airport runways in the world

The runway of Kai Tak Airport was numbered 13/31 because of its magnetic orientation of 135/315 degrees. Runway 13/31 was known as one of the most challenging airport runways in the world, since pilots needed exceptional skills and accurate judgement to manoeuvre over the mountains and dense buildings in Kowloon to land and leave Kai Tak Airport safely.

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elements of
aviation

resembles the wing and body of an aeroplane

Kai Tak is like a time machine linking the past, the present and the future. As the former airport of Hong Kong, it is well remembered for the place it held in the history of aviation. Today, it is transforming into Hong Kong’s single largest urban development to create a vibrant and sustainable living environment for the future generations.

The Kai Tak Sky Garden pays tribute to the rich history of Kai Tak by incorporating elements of aviation throughout its design. The elongated landscaped deck structure resembles the wing and body of an airplane; the Northern Crescent Walkway is reminiscent of the air bridge, a transition space that expresses the beginning of a journey; and the Southern Crescent Walkway on the other end is related to the idea of “taking off”, matched with a colour scheme that expresses the sky and the sea.

The seating design also makes subtle reference to the arrangement of airport lounge and aeroplane seating to recall experiences of air travel, while the walkway is paved in various patterns to echo the aviation theme.

In fact, traces of the former airport can be found here and there. For instance, the numbers “13” and “31” are put respectively on the two ends of the deck to symbolise the former Runway 13 and Runway 31, and feature lightings are installed to recreate the ambience of the former runway at night.

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seasonal
walkways

showcasing natural changes throughout the year

The four zones of the central linking walkway are themed around the four seasons. The planting areas along the linking walkways and within the plazas provide an array of species that emphasise the vegetation diversity of Hong Kong and showcase natural changes throughout the year with visual identities of the areas.

Over 80 different species of flowering trees and shrubs, such as evergreen trees, native flora and herbs, are planted to create pleasant seasonal flowering effects and an enjoyable experience for the public.

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Kai Tak public
creatives

promote a sense of belonging

As the branding concept of Kai Tak Development, “Kai Tak Public Creatives” defines the overall identity and reflects the core values and personalities of the created places within the development. It guides the design to create a unified sense of place through consistent visual elements so as to promote a sense of belonging to Kai Tak.

The branding concept is visually embodied by the motif of “Current of Vitality”. The column sets supporting the whole landscaped deck structure, painted in different shades of green, symbolise the tree trunk of “Current of Vitality”. The motif is also woven into design elements such as the paving patterns of the walkway, graphics of signage and stands.

attractions

attractions

seasonal
planting
lookout
galleries
garden
plaza
lawn
plaza
fountain
plaza
sustainable
features
water
play
gathering
spaces
3D augmented
reality fun
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seasonal
planting

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lookout
galleries

3 lookout galleries allow visitors to take in the spectacular scenery of Victoria Harbour and the hinterland from the elevated deck

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garden
plaza

the garden plaza is designed as a hard landscape urban plaza, arranged to be simple, modern and elegant

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lawn
plaza

the lawn plaza is a passive recreational green room with a garden-like character

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fountain
plaza

the fountain plaza features lawns and fountains, as well as a unique area that feels like a performance stage

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sustainable
features

wind turbines and solar panels are installed for generating electricity to support the lighting facilities at the Kai Tak Sky Garden, while the sky lights are to provide natural lighting to the road underneath.

  • sky
    lights

    solar
    panels

  • wind
    turbines

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water
play

active water features are installed in different parts to interact with the public

a water tunnel / a water curtain / dry fountains / water cascades / mirror pool / mist jets

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gathering
spaces

seating and informal gathering spaces are provided along the walkway with trees providing shades

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3D
augmented
reality fun

how to play?

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getting here

Kai Tak Sky Garden is located on Shing Fung Road. Visitors are advised to take public transport, including a few buses and mini bus, and a ferry service, with details listed below. Visitors can also take the lifts on Shing Fung Road (as indicated on the Auxiliary Facilities map) to reach the Sky Garden.

Parking facilities are available at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal. Conditions apply and can be viewed here.

Walking / Jogging

From Kwun Tong Promenade

Hoi Bun Road > Cheung Yip Street > Shing Cheong Road > Taxiway Bridge > Shing Fung Road

From MegaBox

Sheung Yee Road > Wang Chiu Road > Cheung Yip Street > Shing Cheong Road > Taxiway Bridge > Shing Fung Road

There are several staircases and lifts along Shing Fung Road to take you up to the Sky Garden.

By Bus / Mini Bus

Citybus Route 22

Kowloon Tong < > Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Citybus Route 22M

Kowloon City < > Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

KMB Route 5R

Kwun Tong < > Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
(Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only)

Green Mini Bus Route 86

Kowloon Bay < > Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Alight at the terminus at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and follow the signs to walk to the ground-level entrance of the Sky Garden which will take only a few minutes, or get off at the stop on Shing Fung Road and take the stairs or lifts to go up to the Sky Garden.

By Car

From Kowloon Bay

Wang Chiu Road > Cheung Yip Street > Shing Cheong Road > Taxiway Bridge > Shing Fung Road > Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Car Park

From Kwun Tong

Lai yip Street > Hoi Bun Road > Cheung Yip Street > Shing Cheong Road > Taxiway Bridge > Shing Fung Road > Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Car Park

By Ferry

CKS Fortune Ferry

North Point Ferry Pier < > Kwun Tong Ferry < > Kai Tak Runway Park Pier
(services to Kai Tak operate on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays only)

Wearing masks in public places
Pets are not allowed
Kai Tak Sky Garden is managed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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Explore further the
Park Network@
Former Runway

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park

visit website

Kai Tak Runway Park

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