State Theatre

皇都戲院

State Theatre witnessed the evolution of North Point for 65 years. The former cultural hub held some of the most prestigious performances in its heyday, but over time it succumbed to the decline of the movie-going culture as well as her own structural resistance to modernization. The proud arches that once defined the skyline amongst fellow tenement buildings are now smothered by layers of latter developments; the porous ground level mall is trapped in a time capsule refusing to catch up with the pace of the rest of North Point.


Our revitalization strategy is to return the prestige to State Theatre by restoring its liveliness and pedestrian flow. Movie-going back in the days was integral with a pre-show sampling of a myriad of street food, where the aromas of sugar cane juice, roasted chestnut, sweet potatoes, curry fish ball and waffles form a symphony of their own. Our first move is to create a food hall on the street level which every pedestrian would find irresistible. The consequential facilitation of food fair and Sunday Market would establish a local food hub serving both our neighbors and tourists.

皇都戲院見證著北角65年的變遷。這戲院在其鼎盛時期也舉辦了一些最負盛名的表演。但隨著時間流逝,電影文化日漸下降,戲院也到達結構阻力。戲院的拱門曾經是其天際線的一個重要的角色,現在卻被新的建築物淹沒,戲院就像被困在一個時間艙裡,拒絕趕上周圍的的步伐。我們的重建策略就是恢復戲院的人流和活力。以前人們都會在看戲劇前去美食街吃甘蔗汁,烤栗子,紅薯,咖哩魚丸,格仔餅等等。所以我們想在街道上建立一個食堂,也會舉辦美食博覽和周日市場,這樣就會把戲院變成當地美食中心。