HOW HONG KONG'S WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT IS PROGRESSING
HarbourLoop in 2021
Initiated by Lead8 in 2015, HarbourLoop is a vision to unite existing and future planned sections of Hong Kong's iconic Victoria Harbour by transforming the waterfront and underutilised coastal land with a multi-use activity pathway.
The original concept proposed a continuous 23-kilometre loop around the harbour, encompassing both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. To complete the loop, two physical crossings were envisioned between Lei Yue Mun and Shau Kei Wan and between the Central Ferry Piers and West Kowloon Cultural District. Since then, this vision has been evolving. By encompassing the planned waterfront features in the Kai Tak Development area, the HarbourLoop proposal now comprises 30 kilometres of waterfront land.
In recent years, Harbourside development in Hong Kong has taken significant strides, with underutilised coastal land now rare. However, being fragmented into tens of segments and phases, it is often unknown which parts of the harbourfront are open or opening to the public. Here we explore the past, present, and promising future of HarbourLoop's waterfront.