The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 60 (1982) > Issues > Issue 9 > Tsuen Wan Railway Depot and Residential Development, Hong Kong
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Tsuen Wan Railway Depot and Residential Development, Hong Kong

Surface transport systems are big users of land. The exclusive use of land for transport in urban areas can create large, sterile spaces and yet this land is potentially very valuable. The construction of the mass transit railway in Hong Kong has provided a number of opportunities for integrated development. This paper describes such a development at Tsuen Wan where a township of 20 000 people was established above the maintenance workshops and stabling yards of the mass transit railway. The initial planning concept is described and details are given of the design and construction of the main depot building and the residential tower blocks. In particular, details are given of the wind tunnel test carried out on the superstructure, and the structural analysis of the reinforced concrete shear wall structures of the residential blocks. John Burrows and David Croft John Burrows and David Croft