Shek Kip Mei Photo Gallery

In the wake of a large squatter fire in 1953 that left 58,000 homeless, Hong Kong's first public housing estate was born. Designed using a functionalistic approach, the buildings had a simple structure with no decoration to maximize the utilization of space. Some of the towers were redeveloped to increase density and opened in 2006.

A long staircase rises within walking distance of the housing estate. After a short ascent, Kowloon's spectacular cityscape emerges.

New towers are piercing through an otherwise lowrise Sham Shui Po.

Pak Tin Estate lies just next to Shek Kip Mei Estate.

Shek Kip Mei / Pak Tin Estates

This area comprises primarily of low-income public housing.

Before the demolition ...

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

The Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC) is a renovated factory building in Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong that has become home to over 150 local artists, art groups and creative professionals. JCCAC provides studio, gallery and work space for Hong Kong artists to develop, practice and showcase their work.

Built in the 1970s, the Shek Kip Mei factory estate was one of the first buildings to provide low-cost space to Hong Kong?s emerging light industry and manufacturing sector, and contributed much to the early growth of the territory.

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