FGLA 2020 Merit: The Green Hostel Village, CUHK
Inspired by the suburban campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong that has been developed on the green terrain facing Tolo Harbour, the hostels are designed to embrace the natural surroundings and assemble a Greenhostel village for knowledge sharing and communal living.
The design takes advantage of the existing topography and vistas to create a village of positive and negative spaces that address the occupants’ physical, psychological and emotional needs. This was done by incorporating the surrounding nature into the buildings; and by creating garden areas both within and around the buildings. Green architectural elements such as shaded courts and breezeways, maximising natural light penetration, as well as sky gardens and green roofs, are integrated into the design. The project adopted the HKGBC BEAM Plus Two-Stage Assessment from project inception till project completion. The building environmental performance is monitored throughout the entire project.
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The Green Hostel Village, CUHK – Jockey Club Postgraduate Halls 2 & 3
Campus Circuit North, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
12 December 2018
10,629.594 square metres
Gross Floor Area
16,300.924 square metres
Number of Rooms
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Campus Development Office, CUHK; Andrew Lee King
Campus Development Office, CUHK
Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Ltd
Chinney Construction Co. Limited
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
WSP (Asia) Ltd.
Civil & Structural Engineer
Meinhardt (C&S) Limited
Ramboll Hong Kong Ltd.