On Tai Estate

Kwun Tong Public housing tour

On Tai Estate

Kowloon Hong Kong

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Lastly, come to the last checkpoint ─ On Tai Estate, which represents the modern public housing development.

Anderson Road Quarry was a major resource for the construction industry in Hong Kong since the 1950s. (Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited, n.d.) Then, in 1996, the government formulated the "1996 Territory-wide Development Strategy Review", in which the Anderson Road development project was selected as one of the backup housing sites to meet the housing demand in the early 21st century (Planning, Environment and Lands Branch Hong Kong Government, 1996) Finally, the Anderson Road Quarry site will cease operations in mid-2016 (Legislative Council, 2013)

On Tai Estate was built under the project of Development at Anderson Road. The project started in 2008 and the leveling works were completed in stages from 2011 to 2013 and handed over to the Housing Department in stages for the construction of public housing units. (Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited, n.d.) Later, in order to respond to the public's demand for public housing, the 2014 Policy Address mentioned the construction of On Tai Estate. Finally, On Tai Estate was completed and occupied in 2017 and is a relatively recently completed public housing estate in Kwun Tong.

Special about On Tai Estate

  • There are different artworks and exhibitions in the estate so that people can learn about the history of the former quarry

  • provided more than 30% of greenery including vertical greenery, at-grade planting, green roof, etc. to expand urban greenery.

  • Zero irrigation system to reuse rainwater to irrigate gardens; install solar photovoltaic power generation system in each residential building (Hong Kong Housing Authority and Housing Department, 2021)

On Tai Estate is more modern than the other two estates. In addition to being a newly completed estate, a lot of greening and environmental protection elements have been added to the planning. It can be seen that the future development of public housing in Hong Kong will also tend in this direction.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Kwun Tong Public housing tour


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