Link Asset Management Limited
Nan Fung Development Limited
The Quayside is a new grade
The project implemented various strategies in order to achieve the design goals – Sustainable Building, Healthy Building and Connected to Community.
Functionally, the project aims at the making of healthy through appropriate use of shading devices and maximum views and natural light.
Socially, the public podium garden for healthy exercises and outdoor relaxation consolidates the project's identity as an urban oasis, while its unique location at the pedestrian junction between downtown Kowloon Bay and the waterfront allow the building to stand in the public realm as a prominent advocate for a green community.
Environmentally, the variety of green technologies and passive design strategies ensure the building's long term sustainability, and low energy consumption and carbon emission.
From building orientation and massing, diverse functional program, innovative technologies, landscape design, to the pursuit of work-life balance and community engagement, the project exemplifies an integrated design approach that involves seamless exchange and coordination among various design disciplines and the client in the making of an office architecture with optimal performances functionally, socially, and environmentally.
In 2016, the project has been pre-certified under the highest level of world-wide renowned sustainable frameworks including LEED-CS Pre-certification Platinum and BEAM Plus New Buildings V1.2 Provisional Platinum rating. Also, as one of the pioneers to address the building health issues in town, the project has been pre-certified as WELL-CS Gold, the leading healthy building label in the world.
The proposed Commercial Development is located in the Kwun Tong industrial district within the Kowloon Bay Action Area which is part of Hong Kong Government’s initiatives to transform it into a new Central Business District (CBD2). The new commercial development will provide 82,000m2 of office and retail areas to CBD2, comprised of Grade A offices, retail podium, basement carpark, a roof garden and podium sky garden.
The office tower is generally composed of two square towers turned 45° to form a connected twin-tower configuration to
Situated along the busy Kwun Tong by-pass, the architectural design draws upon the unique concept of “Urban Dynamics” inspired by fast moving vehicular movements on road networks surrounding the site. The office twin-tower and the retail podium are clad in a single 1500mm module of unitized curtain wall system to generate a fluid-dynamic form. Excessive solar heat gain is mitigated through the optimization of horizontal fins as passive shading design using advanced computer technology to generate localized shading requirements. As a result, the varying shapes and sizes of the horizontal fins across the different facades give the impression that the building never sits still as if it is moving with the sun. Combined with
The Green Lung & Community’s Value
Given the polluted air,
Moreover, the innovative Air Induction Units (AIU), developed by Arup, with
A Work / Life Balance Approach to the Sustainability of Health
The sustainability of our own health is also important. Facilities like bicycles, jogging track and exercise area are designed on the 3/F podium sky garden to function as an outdoor recreational facility where people can escape the stress of day-to-day life.
Making up 30% of the site area, gardens are interspersed at G/F event plaza, terraces on 1/F, 2/F, 11/F, 21/F, while the roof and 3/F podium are largely dedicated to greening. It is always easy to find a pleasant place to relax and exercise within the building.
Specially Designed for Hong Kong Humid Climate
Dehumidification system integrated with solar hot water panel is proposed. Specifically designed for Hong Kong context where it is humid for most of the year, the desiccant system can absorb the water moisture in the air and then regenerated using solar hot water. The renewable system generates energy equivalent to 2% of annual building consumption. Other implemented carbon reduction measures include VSD chillers, heat recovery system, LED lighting for office spaces,
Sustainability Performance Sharing
Real-time data from electricity and water meters is converted into meaningful information for performance display in the lobby. Sharing of sustainability performance information and tips in a simple, real-time and interactive manner to occupants and visitors. Other information like
Team’s Effort to Sustainability
At the project commencement stage, sustainability workshops were held to align all consultants and facilities manager to set up project KPI. These early
The Quayside is deeply rooted in various sustainability features as part of the overall architectural design in order to overcome unique challenges of the site regarding
|Number of Blocks||2|
|Number of Storeys||21 & 3 basement floors|
|Project Developer / Owner||Link Asset Management Limited & Nan Fung Development Limited|
|Project Manager||Land Champion Limited (Subsidiary of Nan Fung Development Limited)|
|Architect||P&T Architects and Engineers Limited|
|Interior Designer||CL3 Architects Limited|
|Landscape Architect||AECOM Asia Company Limited|
|M&E Engineer||Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) Limited|
|Main Contractor||Gammon Construction Limited|
|Quantity Surveyor||Arcadis Hong Kong Limited|
|Sustainable Design Consultant||Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited|
|Acoustic Consultant||Shen Milsom & Wilke Limited|
|Structural Engineer||AECOM Asia Company Limited|
|Traffic Consultant||Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited|
|Façade and BMU Consultant||Buro Happold Engineering Limited|
|Lighting Consultant||LIGHTLINKS International Limited|
|Lease Consultant||Knight Frank Petty Limited|
|Safety Consultant||ASCC Limited|