Linking MTR Hung Hom Station podium and PolyU campus, the proposed 43,000 sq. m. deck area can accommodate a wide variety of recreational, cultural and sports facilities while solving existing problems in the district. This proposal will not only provide people with a green open space to unwind from the hustle and bustle of city life, but also help foster sustainable development through a number of research projects undertaken by PolyU experts.
The University is soliciting views from various stakeholders to work out a plan that will benefit the community as well as enhance the environment.
Benefits for the Community
Urban Renewal - More than open space
Other than a park of green open space, a viewing deck with Victoria Harbour as the backdrop, art gallery, amphitheatre, sports complex, outdoor exhibition area, play area for the kids, reflection pool are among the items that can be considered for the Green Deck, allowing people to relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Improved Connectivity - Save time and add convenience
The Green Deck project will enable the provision of an enhanced pedestrian and cycling track network covering Homantin, Hung Hom, Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan and the harbourfront area, facilitating commuting from one place to another while reinforcing an intimate inter-district relationship and a green life style.
Enhanced Environment - Fostering sustainable development
A number of research projects are underway with a view to achieving low carbon consumption and emission. An air filtration and purification system including electrostatic precipitators for use to filter and purify the polluted air is being included in the scheme. Reduction of Heat Island Effect will be achieved through the increase in biomass and vegetation.
The deployment of environment-friendly items including photovoltaic cells, wind catchers, solar lighting, recycled grey-water, recycled glass and DeNOx agent are being explored.
A series of engagement activities will be carried out to solicit views from various stakeholders in the community. Your views are most important to making a dream come true for the benefits of the community.
Source: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2015, Green Deck - An innovative solution to enhance the environment: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/cpa/greendeck/