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Foster design for Hong Kong hub

British architect Norman Foster has won the right to design Hong Kong's new £1.7 billion West Kowloon cultural hub.

Hong Kong's No 2 official Henry Tang said the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority board had endorsed Foster+Partners ' City Park proposal.

Others who submitted proposals were Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and a local designer.

Mr Foster's plan envisions transforming the 100-acre reclaimed site for the cultural hub on Kowloon peninsula into a lush waterfront park that contains an opera house, concert halls, a museum and arts schools.

His other designs include the Hong Kong international airport, the international terminal in Beijing and the HSBC building in Hong Kong.

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