Mr Duncan Pescod, Chief Executive Officer (Left), West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Mr Hau Chi Chiu, Executive Director, Gammon Construction Limited (Right) signed contracts for Artist Square Bridge and relevant modification works for the connection of the bridge.

The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (the Authority) announced today that it has awarded contracts of Artist Square Bridge and relevant modification works for the connection of the bridge to Gammon Construction Limited. The Contract Works is funded by the Government and entrusted to the Authority.

The completion of the Artist Square Bridge will provide a direct, round-the-clock, barrier-free connection between the developments above MTR Kowloon Station and the Artist Square of West Kowloon Cultural District (the District) including easy access to the new M+ Museum and the existing Art Park and Water Promenade, making the District more accessible and integrated with the nearby transportation hub located at Kowloon Station. The footbridge is scheduled to commence construction in the first half of 2020 with a target to complete in late 2021.

Digital rendering of the Artist Square Bridge – View from East
Courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited

Digital rendering of the Artist Square Bridge – Interior Perspective
Courtesy of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Limited

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About the West Kowloon Cultural District
The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest and most ambitious cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong on forty hectares of reclaimed land located alongside Victoria Harbour. With a varied mix of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, providing twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.