Kennedy Town Swimming Pool is a local landmark overlooking the Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. The first phase of the pool, with two outdoor pools, opened in the summer of 2011. Phase II will add two indoor pools and two indoor Jacuzzis.
Structured into a triangular space-shuttle-like shape with steel roof and metal cladding, the new swimming complex has been strategically designed in a low rise complex to complement the views of the harbour whilst minimising obstruction to neighbouring residential buildings.
We provided civil and structural engineering and building services design for Phase II of the pool.
The pools are spanned by a column-free roof of light-weight PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) synthetic sheets. Our civil and structural design scope is to review, modify and enhance the steel roof design for mounting the PTFE panels, and to meet the new user requirement of fire resistance protection. In addition we are modifying the foundation design of the swimming pool and rationalising the civil works interface so that its construction is not affected by the current West Island Line tunnelling works.
The scope of our MEP design is to modify the swimming pool filtration plant to meet the updated code of practice and optimise the maintenance space inside the plant rooms; to review and modify the fire services design so that it meets the prevailing buildings’ fire safety requirements; and to enhance the MEP designs to suit the unique needs of the venue management and maintenance teams.