Fusion of Styles
Architecture of modern Hong Kong is fantastic fusion of eastern and western styles. Several old buildings have been demolished to reclaim land for modern profit driven buildings. Buildings are made on the principle of functionality. As long as the building remains profitable, it exists, and then it is brought down.
Central District & Kowloon
High-rise buildings are mostly in and around Central District. Along Victoria Harbour, these sky-kissing structures make the skyline of Hong Kong. Several new buildings have come in existence in Kowloon too. Bank of China Tower is Hong Kong's most famous buildings. Malls and departmental stores of Hong Kong have the ability to compete with any other place in the world.
Large number of Hong Kong's old buildings have been pulled to earth to make way for modern buildings. However, some old classics are still in place. One of them is the Peninsular Hotel, considered to be one of the most magnificent hotels in Asia. Most famous of antique buildings of Hongkong is the Repulse Bay Hotel. It is a graceful pre-war structure. Few people know that it was dismantled but was later rebuilt. In no time, the new structure regained its old glory.
Influence of Feng Shui
Feng Shui, which literally translates as 'wind and water' is a system of ancient Chinese guidelines to achieve harmony with natural forces. The people of Hongkong have full faith in Feng Shui and it shows in architecture. Even the ultra-modern buildings have been designed keeping the principles of Feng Shui in mind.