Quarry Bay will get a new community hot spot in the form of Quarryside – a 3,700 square metre space transformed from a vacant government plot of land into a venue that houses multi-functional event premises.

The harbourfront project, which is near Hoi Shin Lane, has a single-storey pavilion and an open lawn, some of which will be open 24 hours to the public. Quarryside will also be the latest in a series of new pet-friendly spaces in the city, as it has facilities to accommodate the needs of visitors’ furry friends.

Quarryside's pavilion can host performance events at the Dockyard Theatre.
Quarryside’s pavilion can host performances at the Dockyard Theatre (© Quarryside via Facebook)

The lawn and function rooms can be used to host a variety of events and programme, while the Community Kitchen can be used for cooking classes and tasting workshops. The Dockyard Theatre will host public performances, while the Workshop Space is earmarked for artists and creators to interact with the public and showcase their work.

Quarryside’s design has several elements inspired by the neighbourhood’s industrial past. The sloped roof at the back of the pavilion is reminiscent of the tiled roof of the Taikoo sugar refinery. The central section of the roof then flattens out, in much the same way as that of the roof of the former harbourside pier, while the amphitheatre resembles the old dockyard.

The indoor spaces of the pavilion can be used for a variety of community events.
The indoor spaces of the pavilion can be used for a variety of community events (© Quarryside via Facebook)

Quarryside will open in July on a trial basis, and will then gradually open to the public.

Header image credits: Quarryside via Facebook

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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