Wah Fu Estate

Donald Liao Poon-huai Waterfall Bay, Pokfulam 1967 The construction of Wah Fu Estate signifies many firsts for Hong Kong’s public housing estates. Donald Liao Poon-huai, or the “father of public housings” in Hong Kong, was the architect behind the project.  A new home...

Kwai Shing West Estate

Public Works Department (Colin Bramwell) Kwai Shing, New Territories 1975 The Kwai Shing Estate is a low cost, government-subsidized public housing estate managed by the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA). Though finished in 1975 as Kwai Shing Estate, it was renamed...

Ping Shek Estate

Palmer & Turner Kwun Tong 1970 The Ping Shek Estate was also one of the Hong Kong government’s efforts to expand public housing for low-income residents in the 1970s. Located next to the Choi Hung Estates, the 4,570 flats in the housing complex can accommodate up...

Choi Hung Estate

Palmer & Turner Choi Hung Estate, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon East 1962-1964 Many Hong Kongers today recognize the familiar photo shot of Instagrammers and tourists smiling in front of the picture-perfect rainbow building: Choi Hung Estate. Back in the 60s when it was...

Sai Wan Estate

Housing Authority (architect T.S.C. Feltham) Ka Wai Man Road, Kennedy Town...

So Uk Housing Estate

Eric Cumine, Szeto Wai (overall design); Chau & Lee (blocks A, B, C, D); W. Szeto (blocks E, F, G, H, I),  Luke Him Sau (blocks P, Q, R), Leigh & Orange (blocks S, T, U) Po On Road, Cheung Sha Wan 1957-1962 So Uk Estate was the Hong Kong Housing Authority’s...

Mei Ho House (Block 41), Shek Kip Mei Estate

  Architectural Office, Public Works Department Sham Shui Po, Kowloon 1954 One hundred forty-six Mark I Resettlement Blocks were constructed throughout Hong Kong beginning in 1954 until the mid-1960s.  Of these, Mei Ho House is the only surviving example,...

Ming Wah Dai Ha

Szeto Wai A Kung Ngam Road, Shau Kei Wan 1962-1978 The Ming Wah Dai Ha Estate is the oldest public housing project constructed by the Hong Kong Housing Society. Its name “Ming Wah”, or “bright splendor”, is based on the Chinese name of one of the Society’s founders,...
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