City Dress-up Programme
In addition to a wealth of celebration activities, the joyful atmosphere in the community to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been enhanced, with the city dressed up in phases to bring arts and creativity into daily life and celebratory ambience around town. Check out the details below.
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Blossom Around Town
Under the "Blossom Around Town" programme launched in three phases from June to October, works have been carried out at 51 prominent parks and locations, including erecting floral fields and floral walls, setting up themed garden displays and enhancements of roadside amenity areas with flowers and plants with ornamental value, to beautify the cityscape and present photo opportunities.
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Science in Art
As part of the "Art@Harbour" initiative, the "Science in Art" exhibition, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, features nine sets of large-scale outdoor art installations in Tamar Park and the Central and Western District Promenade, blending art, science and technology and drawing on physics, engineering and mathematics. The installations have lighting effects that illuminate Victoria Harbour in a play of light and shadow. The exhibition has also engaged an art tech partner to design an application incorporating generative art and three young artists to create floor graphics that weave the artworks together, creating a unique exhibition space. Visitors can meander through the park, embracing the surprises resulting from the fusion of art, science and technology.
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The Highways Department has introduced thematic design to flyovers and footbridges in some key areas to display a refreshing image.
Bloom with Joy - Admiralty and Wan Chai
Featuring the city flower of Hong Kong, Bauhinia x blakeana, and common trees like Bombax ceiba and Delonix regia, the design creates a pleasing story for pedestrians in Admiralty and Wan Chai with various kinds of flowers dancing in the wind.
Art Gateway - West Kowloon Cultural District
Located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, the design of three sets of flyovers connecting Museum Road focuses on contemporary art and geometric graphics. Making use of colours, three-dimensional spaces are constructed to lead visitors to pass through the Art Gateway into the world of arts and culture.
The City Dress-up Design Competition – "Flyover Fantasy Re-run and Art Up Wong Chuk Hang" organised by the Development Bureau and co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Hong Kong Institute of Planners and Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, aims to enhance the city's appearance and reflect the unique characteristics of the districts through the artistic creation of murals in Kwun Tong and Wong Chuk Hang.
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Information Services Department
The Information Services Department has dressed up the city and displayed publicity materials in phases, including:
- hanging giant wall banners on government buildings across the territory, and in the West Kowloon Cultural District;
- displaying posters at government sites;
- displaying publicity materials on advertising billboards and outdoor digital panels at entrances of the three cross-harbour and seven inland vehicular tunnels and in busy districts;
- decorating Central Harbourfront, Tamar Park and areas near Tamar Central Government Offices and Star Ferry Piers with a special theme;
- displaying promotional posters and stickers at MTR stations and on train doors, and broadcasting in-train promotional messages;
- dressing up buses and trams, Star Ferry vessels and the Dukling, an authentic Chinese traditional junk, with 25th anniversary thematic design; and
- decorating the government's vehicle fleet.