Hong Kong Academy - New School Campus in Sai Kung N.T.

  • Classrooms are large and airy with floor to ceiling windows that provide abundant natural light

  • Landscaped areas are utilised as a sustainability learning tool

  • Cafeteria is a flexible space used for a variety of purposes including student lunches, community events and exhibitions

  • Captivating learning environment

  • Sharing facilities with the wider community


Hong Kong Academy achieved the provisional BEAM Plus certificate for its innovative design. This environmentally friendly campus encompasses water, energy, waste, procurement, business management, transport, and well-being benefits. HKA classrooms lead the way in the provision of exceptional air quality, natural light, and energy efficient temperature control. Using our building as a springboard for the educational program, HKA leverages the design as a powerful teaching tool for the entire community.
Hong Kong Academy, located in Sai Kung, is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational day school for students ages 3-18. For more information, visit hkacademy.edu.hk

Green Features

  • Displacement ventilation system for classrooms and public areas to supply fresh and cool air at lower level. This not only improves the indoor air quality by removing contaminants in the occupied zone, but reduces the room cooling load when compared to conventional overhead mixing system.
  • Landscaping including edible gardens, green roof, porous paving, and provisional green walls. Edible permaculture learning gardens, waste reduction, recycling, and composting programmes are initiated by the Student Organisation for Sustainability and Garden Ambassadors as well as the school’s in-house office of sustainability.
  • Digital power meters which monitor power consumption for zoned areas throughout the school. This information is made available to all students as a learning resource.
  • Wider community use of facilities which includes availability of sport and performing arts facilities through “Application for hire” form.
  • Energy efficient appliances including refrigerating appliances, washing machines and dehumidifiers.

New Buildings V1.1
Provisional Platinum

  • Total Score: 86.7
Innovation Addition  IA: 6

Green Features

  • Displacement ventilation system for classrooms and public areas to supply fresh and cool air at lower level. This not only improves the indoor air quality by removing contaminants in the occupied zone, but reduces the room cooling load when compared to conventional overhead mixing system.
  • Landscaping including edible gardens, green roof, porous paving, and provisional green walls. Edible permaculture learning gardens, waste reduction, recycling, and composting programmes are initiated by the Student Organisation for Sustainability and Garden Ambassadors as well as the school’s in-house office of sustainability.
  • Digital power meters which monitor power consumption for zoned areas throughout the school. This information is made available to all students as a learning resource.
  • Wider community use of facilities which includes availability of sport and performing arts facilities through “Application for hire” form.
  • Energy efficient appliances including refrigerating appliances, washing machines and dehumidifiers.

Project Details

Completion Year 2013
Number of Blocks 1
Number of Storeys 5
Type Government, Institutional and Community

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Hong Kong Academy
Project Manager Evans & Peck (Hong Kong) Limited
Architect LD Asia Llewelyn-Davies Hong Kong
M&E Engineer Atkins China Limited
C&S Engineer Wong & Cheng Consulting Engineers Limited
Quantity Surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall Limited
Acoustic Consultant Mott MacDonald

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  • enquiry@hkgbc.org.hk

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