Vocational Training Council (VTC) Technological and Higher Education Institute (THEi) Campus in Chai Wan, Hong Kong received the FuturArc Green Leadership Award Merit Award in the Institution Category for its sustainable and green design excellence. 

Fourth from left: Roy Mui, Associate Director, Building MEP, China Region with the project team.

The Vocational Training Council’s third campus for the THEi is a twin tower covering an area of 39,700 square metres in Chai Wan. Envisioned in 2013 and fully opened in January 2018, the project garnered several awards during its construction. In 2014, the campus design won the Green Building Award from the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Community & Culture Project Award (Future) from the internationally recognized Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets. In addition, the development attained the BEAM Plus Provisional Platinum Rating. 

WSP led the environmental angle as the BEAM Plus Consultant, Building Services Consultant and Microclimate Consultant. The twin tower design maximizes natural ventilation, and the bioclimatic façade and north-south solar orientation optimize solar shading and daylight. A low-carbon design and energy-efficient building services system enable energy savings of 30%. Water conservation features include rainwater harvesting and efficient irrigation of the campus greenery.

The annual FuturArc Green Leadership Award was launched in 2009 by the BCI Group of Companies to recognize innovative and ecologically responsible buildings in Asia and the teams behind them.

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