Nga Tsin Wai Village Project (K1)
- Nga Tsin Wai Village, Wong Tai Sin
- 4,637 square meters
- Affected buildings
- Affected population
- About 109
- Affected property interests
Project Development Information
|Total GFA||About 34,778 square meters|
|Residential Flats||About 750|
|Open Space||About 1,400 square meters|
Project commenced in October 2007 .
Acquisition, clearance works and compensation have been completed. The URA is currently undertaking an Archaeological Impact Assessment (AIA) for the proposed redevelopment at Nga Tsin Wai. Redevelopment and conservation works will commence shortly.
Targeted completion by 2023/24
The “Lost” History
Nga Tsin Wai Village is a walled village in the urban area. About two-thirds of the village houses, mostly buildings of one or two storeys, had already been demolished by private owners over the past two decades, and the remaining structures are in very decrepit condition. The living conditions then are highly unsatisfactory due to poor maintenance, lack of sanitation facilities and illegal occupation surrounding the project boundaries. The URA through implementing this project can improve the living condition of the residents.
In response to community concerns and aspirations, the URA is committed to the upkeep of the heritage values worth preserving along with the redevelopment. Conservation experts were engaged in 2006 to carry out conservation study which included a proposal for the Conservation approach of the design for the development, to preserve the remaining authentic historic relics and recreating the village ambience as far as practicable.
Conservation Park and its elements
The design will adopt an innovative concept of "Conservation by Design" to preserve three relics of the village, namely the village gatehouse, the embedded stone tablet and the Tin Hau Temple, and the central axis linking them up in the walled village setting as the core design elements for the Conservation park to manifest the ambience of the 600 years-old village whilst residential redevelopment could proceed in parallel.