Dragon Centre

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Dragon Centre
HK Dragon Centre 20070922.JPG
Exterior view
Location Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
Address 37K Yen Chow St, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening date 1994[1]
Developer Hang Lung Properties
Management Various
Owner Eton Properties[2]
Architect Wong Tung & Partners[3]
Total retail floor area 45,000 m2[1]
77,700 m2 GFA[4]
No. of floors 9 floors of retail
5 basement floors (service)[1]
Website www.dragoncentre.com.hk
Dragon Centre
Traditional Chinese 西九龍中心
Atrium and roller coaster.
A panda mascot at the mall.

Dragon Centre (Chinese: 西九龍中心) is a nine-storey shopping centre in the Sham Shui Po area of Kowloon, Hong Kong; it was the largest in West Kowloon until the Elements opened its doors above the Kowloon MTR Station.

History[edit]

Located beside the historic Sham Shui Po Police Station, the centre was built on part of the site of the former Sham Shui Po Camp, a prisoner-of-war camp for Commonwealth forces captured during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, which was also used to house Vietnamese refugees in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Features[edit]

The leading tenant is Sincere, a department store. Sunlight shines from the skylight through to the first floor.[3] A bus terminus is located on the ground floor.[1]

The ninth floor features Sky Fantasia (奇趣天地), a children's entertainment centre,[5] as well as an indoor roller coaster, the Sky Train (天龍過山車),[6] which hangs from the roof, while the eighth floor features an ice skating rink, the Sky Rink (飛龍冰上樂園),[5] and a food court. However, the roller coaster has been closed since the mid-2000s.

The Dragon Centre won the Hong Kong Institute of Architects 1994 Certificate of Merit Award.[7][8]

Anchors and retailers[edit]

Transport[edit]

The Dragon Centre is served by the Sham Shui Po Station of the MTR.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d J. Roger Preston Limited: Dragon Centre, Hong Kong
  2. ^ ETON Properties Ltd.: Introduction
  3. ^ a b Kwok, Ka-chun, Peter (1995). Remodelling U.C. Complex in Kennedy Town (M Arch thesis). Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong. p. 21. Retrieved Sep 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Wong Tung & Partners: Dragon Centre
  5. ^ a b Sky Rink website
  6. ^ Sky Train at rcdb.com
  7. ^ Hong Kong Institute of Architects: Annual Report 2009, "List of Past HKIA Annual Awards"
  8. ^ J. Roger Preston Limited: HKIA Certificate of Merit (1994)
  9. ^ AKB48 official website

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°19′52″N 114°09′35″E / 22.33111°N 114.15972°E / 22.33111; 114.15972