North Point Estate [1957-2003]

Submitted by David on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 16:41
Current condition
Demolished / No longer exists
Date completed
Date closed / demolished

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The Housing Authority paper, Efficiency & Livability: Towards Sustainable Habitation in Hong Kong, has information about the site:

The HKHA Annual Report 1957/58 described the following site planning:

“The estate, located on a fine site of about 6.5 acres over-looking the harbour, is located between Java Road and the praya, …… and consists of three main sections, or courts. The West Court consists of a U-shaped perimeter block and one tower bock; the Centre Court consists of one long block facing the concourse; and the East Court consists of a U-shaped perimeter block and three tower blocks. There is ample provision for playgrounds and gardens, which cover nearly half the total site area, while the ground floors of most of the blocks of flats have been left as covered-in playgrounds for use in wet weather. Along the harbour frontages of the East and West courts are wide promenades.”

The three courts are clear to see in this photo:

North Point estate = 北角1968, by eatsee1