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請審慎保育中環街市!

支持我們的規劃申請
- 於2010年3月12日前提交意見書

八個民間團體聯合向城市規劃委員會提交申請,要求為保育中環街市設立一個有系統的文物建築保育監察及管理流程,及訂立明確的土地用途規劃,以求更妥善保育這座歷史悠久的地標。

現存的中環街市建於1939年,座落港島第16號地段 (Lot 16) ,這地段早於1841年6月已在香港首次賣地中被預留作公共街市用途,此用途一直維持至街市關閉,經歷幾代建築更替。因此中環街市是具有高度歷史價值、地方意義及建築特色的地點。

特首曾蔭權在2009年施政報告宣佈將中環街市剔出勾地表,責成市區重建局進行活化計劃。

數星期前,市區重建局在中環街市外牆進行鑽孔搭建鋼架並把整幢建築物以綠色膠布大面積覆蓋,影響外觀亦缺乏對建築物的尊重。位於街市大門的市建局構想圖顯示這將是一個購物商場項目。

中環街市極具建築特色:設計善用自然光、樓底高、空氣流通良好,內部間格呈現獨特市場模式。中環街市的建築特色正是公眾見證歷史的資源,所以必須審慎保存。

請支持我們保育中環街市的申請,於3月12日11:45pm 將意見書交到城市規劃委員會。表格可於本網站下載。

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PRESERVE OUR CENTRAL MARKET SENSITIVELY!

SUPPORT OUR TOWN PLANNING APPLICATION
- Comments close on 12 March 2010

Eight community groups have jointly made an application to the Town Planning Board to put in place a heritage monitoring process and an appropriate zoning designation for the historic Central Market – to ensure it is sensitively preserved.

The site on which the present 1939 Central Market building sits was Lot 16 in the first ever land auction in Hong Kong in June 1841 – it was reserved as a public market and is the only site in Hong Kong that has retained its use for its original purpose. The Central Market is, as explained in our submission to the Town Planning Board, a site of “high historical, contextual and architecture significance”.

The Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, announced in his 2009 Policy Address that the Central Market would be withdrawn from the Government Land Sales Application List and would be "re-vitalised" by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA).

A few weeks ago the URA drilled into the building’s walls and wrapped a vinyl hoarding onto a steel support structure covering the entire Central Market building – as well as damaging the exterior, the kitsch and ugly design shows incredible insensitivity and a complete lack of any appropriate design sense. An artist's impression at the front of the Market indicates the plans that the URA has for this site: another shopping mall!

The Central Market is an incredible public resource – and a visit inside the Market reveals a special place with superb natural light, high ceilings, excellent intact heritage and architectural features and an airy ambience that must be preserved. The attached photographs taken a few months ago show the excellent condition of the interior.

Please support our planning application: COMMENT FORMS can be downloaded here - which must be sent to the Town Planning Board by 11:45pm on 12 March 2010.

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