Ma Tau Wai - hyperconnected playground
Ma Tau Wai area is complex and narrow area, whit high density residential program, and busy street life in between of road intersections. It lacks functional diversity and public open spaces. The new train station needs to be underground box to fit under Ma Tau Wai Road. The new Ma Tau Wai Station is linked in the MTR subway network line, called “Shatin to Central link (SCL)”. This plan was proposed by MTR Company and itshould be strategic infrastructure development for the community, which connect several districts of Hong Kong City (New Territories - East Kowloon - Hong Kong Island).
This proposal envisages a new kind of infrastructure wich together with underground station forms a vertical loop and offers a multitude of programs and a diversity of public spaces. This area has narrow and compact urban fabric, whit mostly high density residential program, intersected whit Ma Tau Wai Road and elevated high speed Kowloon City Road. This area is still sentimental and romantic, probably one of the last unchanged areas in Kowloon, or simply some can recognize Kowloon side of Hong Kong as it was 30 years ago, in the era of Wall City, before is demolished. Street level is very alive; packed whit small different stores whit goods, food, clothing, Chinese style restaurants and bakeries.