Hong Kong Community College, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Located in the Hung Hom District of Kowloon, this 18-story purpose-built educational facility provides dynamic and interactive space for higher education. 

 

Location

  • Hong Kong

Client

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Project Status

  • Completed in 2008

The sky gardens enrich the building elevation with a natural, pleasant environment and help to create an open learning and communal environment. The various teaching blocks are strategically placed in a stacked spiral configuration for maximum natural daylight harvesting. The building also has energy-saving systems such as solar hot water heating, ventilation on-demand system, and a green roof with trees and vegetation that serve as an insulator against the hot climate. 

WSP was responsible for the design and construction stage supervision of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing/drainage systems. Priority was given to ensuring that sustainability remained a key consideration during the design and tendering phases of the project. 

Awards 

  • Green Building Award, Certificate of Merit, New Construction Category, 2008
  • Platinum Rating of HKBEAM
  • Platinum Standard for BEAM ECO Building 2009