Shek Kip Mei Photo Gallery


Being the first public housing estate, Shek Kip Mei Estate represents a milestone in the history of housing development in Hong Kong . In the wake of the Shek Kip Mei fire in 1953, thousands of residents in the area were made homeless. To provide accommodation to such a larger number of people in a short time, Shek Kip Mei Estate was built with a functionalistic approach, using the simplest structure with no decoration to maximize the utilization of space.

Hillside Views

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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