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

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Final Gold

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Credit(s)    Innovations and Additions

Hong Kong Academy achieved the 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.

Energy efficient appliances

including refrigerating appliances, washing machines and dehumidifiers.

Wider community use of facilities

which includes availability of sport and performing arts facilities through “Application for hire” form.

Project Details

Completion Year 2020
Number of Blocks 1
Number of Storeys 5
Type Government, Institutional and Community

Project Team


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