Organised by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the award showcases and celebrates businesses’ and innovators’ extraordinary achievements in leading the way on sustainability across the Asia Pacific region. This regional recognition is a resounding affirmation of WSP’s commitment and unrelenting excellence in advancing sustainable development worldwide.
In collaboration with Leigh & Orange and Hip Hing Construction, WSP’s structural engineering and MiC design strategies support InnoCell’s vision in creating a smart living and co-creation space for tech talents to spark collaboration and forge a thriving innovation community in Hong Kong.
We have incorporated numerous green features in the structural layout and detail designs of the project to promote energy efficiency and sustainability, including prefabricated modules with 13.2% of the outside surface works made from recycled materials; an effective layout that reduces building energy consumption by lowering the demand for air conditioning; enhanced ventilation by locating windows in opposite directions and perpendicular to each other; and the axis of the building oriented with an angle of 45° to prevailing wind direction.
To embrace our Future Ready vision to a better built environment, our engineering designs for InnoCell demonstrate the feasibility and sustainability of adopting MiC in Hong Kong. Compared to traditional in-situ construction, the MiC method shortened the overall construction programme by 40%, reduced on-site construction processes and construction wastage by 60%, enhancing the overall building productivity and safety. With off-site construction, discharged water quality on site was significantly improved through reducing suspended solid by 50% and lowering chemical oxygen demand by 80%. Over 5% mitigation of construction noise level was also observed, achieving improvement in construction quality with cost-effectiveness.
The project has attained Final Platinum rating under the local BEAM Plus green building assessment scheme. It has also won at the Green Building Award 2021, hence being nominated to contest for this renowned regional Award.