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Choi Hing Court Choi Huen House (Block A) [2:1] - Hong Kong Public Housing【九龍彩興苑彩萱閣(A座)】

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Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect


香港公共房屋 - 居者有其屋計劃公寓

Hong Kong Public Housing - Home Ownership Scheme Apartment

This project is unfurnished. No interior can be found.
This project is primarily made for Java Edition 1.12.

This project was built solely because of the PlanetMinecraft Skyscraper Solo Project Contest. The contest requires participants to build a tall structure that is obvious enough to be called a skyscraper (common sense). I expect my submission to demonstrate the best of Hong Kong's public housing model to the world. Choi Hing Court was the latest proposed project that was still under construction at that time. Without much guidance to follow (e.g. google map), I try to realize the projected outcome directly from the official plans. The project was then modified a few times after the structure is completed in real life.

This project is also made for those who have great interests in knowing more about Hong Kong Public Housing. You may find the project page informative, maybe even a bit over-informative (many texts, I know). Some of the parts such as the design concept is actually a precious summary of what I've known so far. Though I'm still working to discover more on this topic, I'll try to update the description once I have found something interesting to share. I hope you'd enjoy reading this page.

PMC 個人摩天大樓建築比賽
PMC Skyscraper Solo Project Contest

8th Finalist 決賽第8名

Concept and Originality48
Technique and Execution51

Required Texture Pack: Custom Texture Pack*
Recommended Shader Pack: SEUS PTGI E6
Required Client Version: Java Edition 1.12
Required Modifications: Optifine (Labymod recommended)

The download package includes world-saves (1.12), schematics (1.12), and texture packs* (1.12).
*Based on IT-Project v2.2 128x [​~10% custom extraction: with modified wools, stained clays, stones, and windows].
*Included for download in the project directory.
*The project may look weird without the texture pack and Optifine.

This project is built in Java Edition 1.12.2. Though, you should be able to open the world-save using older client versions, such as 1.8, with at most a few new blocks missing (most likely the ender rods in 1.12). The included texture pack is basically compatible with 1.8 - 1.12 clients. For 1.13+ users, you have to make use of the plugin worldedit to import the schematic file into your world. The schematic file is tested to work with version 1.8 - 1.15 flawlessly. Avoid using the 1.13+ built-in converter as it might cause serious problems.

Schematic View: Unit Partitioning and External Elements 示意圖:單位劃分及外部元素

Choi Hing Court's Concept of Design

Expand to read | 展開閱讀

About Choi Hing Court

Proposed in 2017, Choi Hing Court(Chinese: 彩興苑 is one of the most recent Home Ownership Scheme's projects (HOS) scheduled to be completed by the early-2019. Designed with the latest site-specific modular flat approach, the estate comprises 3 multi-storey non-standard blocks that release a total number of 1358 flat units to the market. Upon completion, the area will be fully managed by the Hong Kong Housing Authority.

With Ping Shek Playground lying in the vicinity, residents can enjoy a green neighborhood with ample children playgrounds, sitting-out areas and various sports facilities for basketball, football and tennis. And, all of these are just within a 5 minutes walk from the court. Education needs are well met as there are a number of secondary and primary schools nearby. The adjacent Choi Tak Shopping Centre and Choi Wan Commercial Complex are the major retail facilities in the district, providing a wide range of shops and markets.

Its convenient location in the urban area besides Choi Hung Station enables good connectivity to different parts of the city. The only fly in the ointment is the noise disturbance from the traffic flow of the nearby "New Clear Water Bay Road". This road serves as the main connection between Kowloon and Sai Kung. The issue was, however, addressed through the pre-installation of acoustic fins and fixed acoustic windows in all the north-facing units.

Name of the development:
Choi Hing Court
Name of the street and street number:
1 Choi Shing Lane
Ngau Tau Kok and Kowloon Bay
Total number of storeys:
Block A: 33 storeys
Floor numbering:
Block A: Lower G/F, G/F, 1/F to 33/F and roof
Omitted floor numbers:
Not applicable
Refuge floor:
Not applicable
Hong Kong Housing Authority
Appointed architect:
Chief Architect (2), Housing Department
Official website:

About Home Ownership Scheme

The Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) is a major component of the current Hong Kong public housing policy. It is a government subsidized-sale programme fully managed by the Hong Kong Housing Authority. It was first launched in the late-1970s as a key policy, to encourage relatively affluent tenants from the public rental housing (PRH) scheme to vacate their flats for re-allocation to families of greater housing needs. It also provides home-ownership opportunities to families who could barely afford a flat in the private market, bridging the gap between affordable, sustainable housing and home ownership.

Under the scheme, the government sells apartment flats with basic amenities to eligible public housing tenants at an affordable price below the market level, usually at a discount of up to 40%. However, there are appropriate measures introduced by the government to restrict the resale of flats in the second-hand market, and with that, the flat holders would need to pay a premium equal to the updated value of the discount given on the original purchase. This is to avoid any potential abuse of Hong Kong's precious public housing resources.

In 2003, the real estate crisis has forced the government to indefinitely pause all the development of new Home Ownership Scheme estates. The government, however, announced to resume the Home Ownership Scheme in late-2011 since more and more Hong Kong people have expressed their unhappiness and disappointments because of the increasing difficulties for purchasing a flat in the private market.

By now, the population had become more affluent and expectations for public housing standards grew. The Housing Authority, therefore, builds homes with better quality fittings, and refined the designs and layouts of common facilities in the neighborhood. It is believed that a higher home-ownership rate would lend social and political stability to Hong Kong.

A Note From The Author

Hong Kong, the City I am Living in...
Hey, I’m Kay (in Minecraft: KaytlynJay) from Hong Kong. Maybe you still haven't heard of Hong Kong yet, but never mind, here’s a quick link guiding you to explore more of this vibrant and dynamic metropolis in Asia. You'll probably be dazzled by our beautiful harbor and be amazed by our twinkling skyline! Hong Kong is a typical example where its contemporary urban design features great emphasis on modernist conception. The government had once standardized the design of public housing apartments, factories and schools to cater to the exponential growth in population. These uniformly designed structures are meant to be "copied and pasted" in an extensive scale, just for the purposes of fulfilling its designated mission: To maximize land efficiency, to minimize construction cost and to house the largest possible amount of people.


Disclaimer and Terms of Use

The utilization of the Hong Kong Housing Authority's logo and any of its official documents such as photos, floor plans, and elevation plans are just to serve as a reference, at the same time, to enhance the overall visual experience. Neither shall the project be misinterpreted as an intended impersonation of the Hong Kong Government and its departments, nor be falsely considered as a government-affiliated project. Please note that the replica itself is not necessarily an exact recreation of the one in the real world. It might not be built in scale. I would, therefore, reserve all the rights to interpret how the replica actually looks like in this project. Minor details and insignificant aesthetic elements might be subject to change upon my free will.

All my projects are free to use and republish (with credits).

Appendix: In Real Life 附錄:實景

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Update #7 : 01/22/2020 3:38:15 pmJan 22nd

Updated posters and screenshots.
Updated download link.
Remake of the structure.

02/24/2019 1:57 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Fox
I saw your work get shared in twitter by PMC. The methodology you use for your projects is awesome and very enriching. Awesome way to share your architecture knowledges and put them in practice, too. I've learned something thanks to you! :D
02/25/2019 10:33 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
Oh wow...I didn't know that!!! Thanks for your ❤ sweet ❤ feedback. I feel blessed and I do hope you will find things interesting here ^_^
02/25/2019 2:39 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Fox
thanks for the diamonds :3
09/30/2018 10:56 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Architect

10/01/2018 9:23 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay

我也是很支持這類現代主義公寓的發展,我認為這是在房屋問題上一種頗為全面而又不乏理性、功能性和美學考量的解決方案。當然外國並不喜歡這類清一色的公寓,什至把他們歸類為commie block (社會主義式公寓),又批評他們沒有民族、地域個性,一式一樣 。

但我覺得在公共房屋設計上加入社會主義式考量絕對不為過,論公共房屋本身就是一個頗為偏向社會主義的構思(Le Corbusier: House is a living machine),而實際上理想的公共房屋就應該如此: 一式一樣的設計,以民為本,確保大家分配到一樣面積大小的單位,同樣也可以或多或少看到差不多的風景等等 ---> 住屋環境公平而又理想

以前香港的公共房屋因節省設計成本而在同一屋苑使用同一個藍本圖則,然後A、B、C、D 座就全部都是Copy and Paste,確實是缺乏個性,為人咎病。所以現在房屋署已經改用因地制宜的設計模式,不再使用統一圖則,而是根據地盤局限和發展需要在同一屋苑作出不同設計(例如增加副翼, 或在面向噪音源的副翼減少樓層等)。雖然單位樣式也是一式一樣,但在architectural form (建築形體)上彈性較大,,而年輕建築師又喜歡嘗試,所以現時香港公共房屋設計上出現了不少從來也沒有見過的form(建築形體????),外牆也使用了更為光鮮活潑的顏色,感覺上很是漂亮(至少對我而言) ,頗具現代主義獨特個性。

所以呢.....我就是很喜歡啦, 我也很喜歡你對公共房屋的看法!!!!!!謝謝你哦!!!!!!!!!!
我也有留意你的wall,新渲染真的很漂亮,說真的!!!!!!!!!! 真教人非常期待你下次的大作, 加油哦!
10/06/2018 11:37 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Architect
也感谢你的评论,我是2019年高考,明年暑假回来就可以继续玩mc了 ^_^,应该能出不少新作品
02/09/2019 4:13 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
那你一定要加油哦 ^_^
09/25/2018 4:06 am
Level 31 : Artisan Loremaster
Excellent info section, and wonderful use of end rods! 好棒啊!
09/29/2018 10:40 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
Thank you, sir, for your warm and constructive feedback. It is my pleasure to introduce the interesting and rational Hong Kong public housing solution to those who found it inspiring. 謝謝啦~
09/09/2018 9:48 am
Level 50 : Grandmaster Technomancer
lovely work
09/09/2018 11:56 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
It is my honour. Thank you for your sweet feedback.
09/01/2018 1:04 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Wizard
09/01/2018 3:18 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
Sir, please accept my heartfelt thanks for your kind words. It would be my pleasure to replicate and introduce architecture from my beloved hometown, Hong Kong.
09/01/2018 1:05 pm
Level 49 : Master Lumberjack
09/01/2018 3:23 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
Sir, I wholeheartedly thank you for your kind words. I sincerely wish that my portrayal of "Choi Hing Court Block A" in this project would not fail your expectation.
08/24/2018 9:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
are you chinese?我有mcbbs账号,你呢
08/25/2018 3:53 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
我是啊, 但可惜我沒有mcbbs賬號哦:(
08/25/2018 6:10 am
Level 1 : New Miner
08/25/2018 6:36 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
我是啊, 沒關係的, 簡體字我也看的懂的哦
08/24/2018 8:00 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
08/25/2018 3:54 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
謝謝哦, 您也加油吧❤️
08/24/2018 8:46 am
Level 41 : Master Botanist
Really cool presentation! Best of luck in the contest.
08/24/2018 8:58 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
Thank you for your kind words, master. Have a nice day.
08/23/2018 10:08 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Architect
Awesome build and presentation. Your renders are stunning and the format you use looks very professional.
08/23/2018 12:38 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Architect
Kaytlyn Jay
Your kind and warm feedback has just made my day! Thank you, master.
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