Strategic Positioning, Planning Objectives and Highlights
The KYCAI will be strategically located in the middle of the Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Lantau Island, which will be only around 4 kilometres (km) from Hong Kong Island West and around 15km from the Hong Kong International Airport
Strategic Positioning
The KYCAI will provide land to develop a core area of a new generation with a view to increasing public and private housing supply, while at the same time further enhancing Hong Kong's economic competitiveness through the development of a third Central Business District (CBD3)
The proposed strategic transport infrastructure for supporting the artificial islands will significantly enhance the connection between the Harbour Metropolis and the Northern Metropolis, reinforce Lantau's edge as “Double Gateway” to the world and other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities, and further refine Hong Kong's overall transportation network
Situated not far from the existing urban area, the KYCAI can offer decanting spaces to support the chain flows arising from the redevelopment of old urban districts of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
Planning Objectives
Prosperous and Diverse
To enhance Hong Kong's international competitiveness and regional significance by developing CBD3 on the KYCAI to enhance Hong Kong's position as an international financial centre, playing the role as an international trade centre and strengthening the edge in legal services. Land will also be reserved outside the CBD for other economic activities to prepare for long-term diversified economic development and provide quality employment opportunities for young people
Green and Liveable
To create sustainable, accessible and people-oriented communities, adopt the planning concept of 15-minute neighbourhood and encourage residents to travel by healthy modes such as walking or cycling. Besides, with reference to the recommendations of Hong Kong 2030+, living space will be enhanced with the introduction of more forward-looking parameters in land planning, including assuming an increase in the average flat size of public and private housing by a range of 10% to 20% and raising the ratios of land for open space and land for community facilities to population to no less than 3.5 square metres (m2) per person respectively
Forward-looking and Innovative
To comprehensively implement a smart, green and resilient (SGR) city strategy with a view to reducing daily energy demand and carbon emissions by formulating measures in three aspects, including planning and urban design, infrastructure system and smart mobility, to make the artificial islands an exemplar of urban innovation which embraces global and regional changes
Six Highlights
Adopt a “three-island” design to match the surrounding
Achieve the target of carbon neutrality through SGR city strategy
Connect the world and GBA and develop key routes for opening up Hong Kong's strategic transportation network
Adopt a 15-minute neighbourhood concept for a liveable community
Create a“Work-Live-Play”CBD
Invite professional institutes to set up a platform to develop the detailed design of the artificial islands, realising community participation in planning this core area of the new generation