Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on earth, but it isn’t just houses that are stacked up tall – factories and warehouses are as well.
Kwai Chung is full of twenty storey buildings dedicated to industry.
Divided up into a rabbit warren of storage units and work rooms.
Goods come in and out via a loading dock at ground level, with turntables used to direct trucks into parking bays.
San Po Kong is an older industrial district, but no less dense.
With Kwun Tong being another.
Mixing homes and industry
Industry isn’t just in dedicated areas – districts like Jordan have towering light industrial buildings between the apartment blocks.
And other districts have the ground level of apartment buildings taken over by workshops.
And recycling depots.
And by the water
The Kwai Tsing Container Terminals are one of the busiest ports in the world.
But with little space, massive multi-storey warehouses have been built to handle cargo.
Loading docks at ground level.
And spiral ramps to allow trucks to access the upper floors.
Similar truck accessible warehouses were built at the former Kai Tak Airport.
Beside Kowloon Bay at Kwun Tong.
And by the wharves in Kennedy Town.