Kai Tak Development - Reconstruction and Upgrading of Kai Tak Nullah (Desilting Compounds 1 & 2)

  • Desilting Compound No. 1 and 2 (Artistic Impression)


Over the past century, Kai Tak Nullah has witnessed continuous development of Hong Kong. It has been serving as a main drainage channel for the Kowloon East area.   While Kai Tak Nullah is being upgraded under the Project “Kai Tak Development – Reconstruction and Upgrading of Kai Tak Nullah” commissioned by the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to meet the current flood protection standard for rainstorm event with a return period of 200 years, it would also be revitalized into an attractive green urban river corridor, namely Kai Tak River, by providing space for leisure and public activities serving the community.
The Desilting Compounds (DCs) 1 and 2 are key components to maintain the drainage capacity of the Kai Tak River by removing sediments accumulated along the drainage channel and box culverts in fully enclosed buildings. Both DCs 1 and 2 are single-storey building occupying a site area of around 16,000 and 2,500 square metres respectively. CEDD is dedicated to embed sustainable and green elements in the design to promote environmentally friendly design and sustainable development.


Desilting Compound 1 Desilting Compound 2

New Buildings V1.2
Provisional Platinum

New Buildings V1.2
Provisional Platinum

Total Score:  

85.6

Total Score: 

86.6

Green Features

Hang Seng Management College is environmentally responsive and the building design infuses innovative environmental ideas. Passive design is embraced; high efficient building services and environmentally friendly materials are widely implemented. 

EU_White

Projected annual operating energy of 32.8% saving 

112 pieces PV panel installed on roof to save 4.25% of total annual building energy consumption

Projected annual operating energy of 32.8% saving 

112 pieces PV panel installed on roof to save 4.25% of total annual building energy consumption

Projected annual operating energy of 32.8% saving 

112 pieces PV panel installed on roof to save 4.25% of total annual building energy consumption

Rainwater recycling

Reduce fresh water consumption for irrigation by 26.4%

Greywater recycling

Offers fresh water saving of 28.3%

Landscaping

High emissivity roofing and green roof covering 100% the roof area. Variety in plant species with 42.8% of the site coverage

Outdoor greenery

Appreciate outdoor greenery with roof garden as outdoor study area

Wind and visual environment

Stepped height approach, short building height with outdoor greenery and facilities

Material selection

Intentionally use of regionally manufactured materials, rapidly renewable materials (bamboos), reusable materials, low water consuming devices and high efficient equipment

Use of bamboo products

Internal lobby, corridor with extensive use of bamboo products

Indoor environment quality

IAQ good class achieved with desirable performance of ventilation, thermal comfort, lighting, acoustics and amenities

Incorporation of acoustic window

to minimise the noise impact from Tate’s Cairn Highway

Area allocation

Habitable areas are adequately day-lit. Spatial and engineering services design allows future changes


New Buildings V1.2
Provisional Platinum

Green Features

Hang Seng Management College is environmentally responsive and the building design infuses innovative environmental ideas. Passive design is embraced; high efficient building services and environmentally friendly materials are widely implemented. 

EU_White

Projected annual operating energy of 32.8% saving 

112 pieces PV panel installed on roof to save 4.25% of total annual building energy consumption

Projected annual operating energy of 32.8% saving 

112 pieces PV panel installed on roof to save 4.25% of total annual building energy consumption

Projected annual operating energy of 32.8% saving 

112 pieces PV panel installed on roof to save 4.25% of total annual building energy consumption

Rainwater recycling

Reduce fresh water consumption for irrigation by 26.4%

Greywater recycling

Offers fresh water saving of 28.3%

Landscaping

High emissivity roofing and green roof covering 100% the roof area. Variety in plant species with 42.8% of the site coverage

Outdoor greenery

Appreciate outdoor greenery with roof garden as outdoor study area

Wind and visual environment

Stepped height approach, short building height with outdoor greenery and facilities

Material selection

Intentionally use of regionally manufactured materials, rapidly renewable materials (bamboos), reusable materials, low water consuming devices and high efficient equipment

Use of bamboo products

Internal lobby, corridor with extensive use of bamboo products

Indoor environment quality

IAQ good class achieved with desirable performance of ventilation, thermal comfort, lighting, acoustics and amenities

Incorporation of acoustic window

to minimise the noise impact from Tate’s Cairn Highway

Area allocation

Habitable areas are adequately day-lit. Spatial and engineering services design allows future changes

Project Details

Completion Year 2017
Number of Blocks 1 block of single-storey building for each Desilting Compound
Type Government, Institutional and Community

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government
Project Manager Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR Government
Architect Cosmos Strategics Limited
Landscape Architect Urbis Limited
M&E Engineer HAR Consultants Limited (HCL)
C&S Engineer AECOM Asia Company Limited
Quantity Surveyor AECOM Asia Company Limited
Sustainable Design Consultant AECOM Asia Company Limited
Environmental Consultant AECOM Asia Company Limited

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