FGLA 2020 Merit: The Green Hostel Village, CUHK

Institutional, Social / 2nd Quarter 2020

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

Completion Date
12 December 2018

Site Area
10,629.594 square metres

Gross Floor Area
16,300.924 square metres

Number of Rooms

Building Height
47.1 metres

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Campus Development Office, CUHK; Andrew Lee King

Project Manager
Campus Development Office, CUHK

Architecture Firm
Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates Architects Ltd

Principal Architect
Ellis Leung

Main Contractor
Chinney Construction Co. Limited

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
WSP (Asia) Ltd.

Civil & Structural Engineer
Meinhardt (C&S) Limited

Landscape Architect
ACLA Limited

Environmental Consultant
Ramboll Hong Kong Ltd.

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