Kwong Yuen Estate

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Kwong Yuen Estate
Kwong Yuen Estate

Kwong Yuen Estate (Chinese: 廣源邨) is a public housing estate and Tenants Purchase Scheme estate in Siu Lek Yuen, Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Unlike other public estates in Sha Tin, Kwong Yuen Estate is built on sloping platform, instead of reclaimed land.[1] In 2001, some of the flats were sold to the tenants through Tenants Purchase Scheme Phase 4.[2]

Kwong Lam Court (Chinese: 廣林苑) and Hong Lam Court (Chinese: 康林苑) are the Home Ownership Scheme courts within Kwong Yuen Estate.[3] They have 3 blocks respectively completed in 1990.

Houses[edit]

Kwong Yuen Estate[edit]

Name[4] Type Completion
Pine House Trident 4 1989
Oak House
Banyan House
Cypress House
Kapok House Trident 3
Alder House

Kwong Lam Court[edit]

Name[5] Type Completion
Hing Lam House Trident 4 1990
Mau Lam House
Fook Lam House

Hong Lam Court[edit]

Name[6] Type Completion
Shan Lam House NCB 1990
Yuen Lam House
King Lam House

The commercial complex[edit]

The design of the commercial complex of the public housing estate was designed to merge into the village environment in the vicinity. Unlike the commercial centers of other public housing estates, the complex consists of five two-level blocks which are standing on two platforms. The complex slopes from the east to the west a difference of 15m.[1] A 26m clock tower reinforces the image of the commercial complex.[1] In 1992, the design of the commercial complex won a Certificate of Merit in the annual design competition which was organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects.[1][7]

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Coordinates: 22°22′52″N 114°12′55″E / 22.3811°N 114.2154°E / 22.3811; 114.2154