Hong Kong goes Blade Runner with concept of homes ‘floating’ above container port terminals

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) says they are open minded about a proposal to build waterfront homes above container port terminals to ease the city’s housing crunch. The site could be as large as 9 Taikoo Shing or 16 Mei Foo Sun Chuen housing estates, each has around 36,000 residents and 39,000 residents respectively.
Another idea is relocating Kwai Tsing container terminal to make way for housing.

Hong Kong’s port is the 5th biggest in the world, with container terminals handling up to 80% of about 20 million units throughput a year.

The port and the neighbouring land sites housing backup facilities, account for 380 hectares, equivalent to nearly 380 soccer pitches.