A NEW GUIDE TO BALANCING MOBILITY AND HUMANITY ON MAIN STREET
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Cultural Centre Piazza

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
February 22, 2007
December 14, 2017

One of the only pedestrian public spaces along the harborfront is a huge disappointment.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Located next to the bustling Star Ferry Terminal, the Cultural Centre Piazza is perhaps the most visible and accessible point in all of Hong Kong. It is also one of the only pedestrian public spaces along the harborfront. What a disappointment, then, to discover that the Cultural Center itself is a brutal, graceless monolith--a canker that completely repels people.

Although today most ferry riders ignore the space as they walk by, it wouldn't be too hard to attract more people and fulfill the promise of the site. Hong Kong's community and business leaders realize the need for improvement; in fact, at a recent workshop led by PPS, they proposed several ideas to turn it around.

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Sociability

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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