The project consists of a 66-storey, 280m-tall tower, housing the five-star luxury Rosewood Hotel, Rosewood Residence and K11 Atelier Grade-A offices. The adjacent K11 Musea is a 10-storey high-end retail complex. Perched above is the K11 Artus, a luxury serviced residence giving guests an artisanal home experience. The complex also features 4,800m² of green walls, equivalent to 18 standard tennis courts, as well as a sheer glass corridor looking out to the harbor from the mall’s eighth floor and a sunken amphitheater to exhibit artworks. It was fully opened in 2019.
WSP served as the MEP engineering and fire engineering consultant. The construction involved a high-rise building, a deep basement and a high atrium, creating challenges in the design and construction phases for our engineers.
Harnessing seawater for cooling
Victoria Dockside’s prime location at the waterfront is ideal for using seawater-cooled chillers, which have the capacity of 13,500RT and housed on a basement floor. There are two pipes to draw seawater from at least 2m below sea level at low tide and 4m below at high tide, while vacuum pumps are used to create siphonic actions. In this way, drawing in seawater does not require any seawater pumps being submerged into the sea or drilling any holes on the sea wall, greatly reducing construction difficulties, while minimizing future maintenance.