Public Housing Development at Yip Wong Road Phase 1 and Phase 2

  • Rendering of Yip Wong Road Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Aerial View)

  • Elevation of Yip Wong Road Phase 1 and Phase 2

  • Interface of GIS-BIM integrated Project Information Management and Analysis Platform (PIMAP)

  • Aerial Photo of Yip Wong Road

  • Aerial Photo of Yip Wong Road

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Provisional Gold

Overall Score

YWR Phase 1 and Phase 2 Public Housing Development locates at Tin Hau Road, abutting to Tuen Mun River. It consists of 4 residential towers and a retail podium.

The Development and Construction Division (DC) of Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) is responsible for planning, design, project and contract management of project.

This project has adopted digital solutions and smart devices to achieve sustainable public housing development, including the use of BIM in early design stage.  Furthermore, it adopts BIM for design/ construction coordination and is one of the first smart sites in housing projects.

As a pilot project, YWR is utilizing the Project Information Management and Analysis Platform (PIMAP), which is a comprehensive software solution for Public Housing Projects of HA. PIMAP facilitates policy execution, planning, construction monitoring and management.

Green Features

Site Aspects

  • 30% of site coverage of greenery

  • 58% of roof area was finished by roof material with SRI higher than 78 and vegetation

  • Environmental management to minimize air, noise and water pollution during construction

Materials Aspects

  • Over 79% of the total CFA applying modular design

  • 62% of listed prefabricated building elements manufactured off-site within 800km of the site

  • 41% of regional manufactured material within 800km from the project site

Energy Use

  • High energy efficient AC with better Coefficient of performance (CoP) and highly efficient lighting and lifts to reduce annual energy consumption

  • Separate metering to monitor landlord lighting and power, lift, P&D, AC and small power

Water Use

  • 29% of estimated annual water saving from the use of water efficient devices

  • 23% of reduction in annual sewage volume from the use of water efficient devices

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Building amenities to enhance the quality and functionality of the building

  • Enhanced designs for barrier free

  • Good class IAQ

Innovations and Additions

  • Twin tank for potable and flushing water supply
  • Provision of multi-sensory map with tactile guide path

  • Two Level Lighting system in public areas

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) use in planning and design stage

  • Hard Paved Construction    


Motivation to go “green”

It is noticed that building account for 90% electricity consumption or 60% greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong. As one of the largest housing providers in Hong Kong, the HA has been actively embracing innovation and technology to enhance the safety, efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of public housing development. The aim is to provide a better living environment to our citizen.

Way to enhances health and well-being

Innovative waste management measures to substitute the using of temporary refuse chute

As proposed by the contractor, material hoists are used instead of temporary refuse chute, to transport wastes / materials away from typical floor together with following achievements-

a. All wastes are sorted into waste for disposal or recyclable materials and stored at designated locations at typical floor. The quantity of non-inert waste disposed to landfill would be effectively reduced compared to other project with similar scale;

b. A Hilti On-Track System is installed to record the use of material hoist and the recycled materials digitally.  The quantity of recycled materials will be shown at the PIMAP Dashboard for real time monitoring.  To ensure only trained person can operate the material hoist, a face recognition system is adopted as well;

c. Different with traditional practice which normally the landing is accessed through the window opens at more than 1m above floor level, the landing level of material hoist at each floor is designed at the same level of the typical floor level which provides a safer construction environment for workers and allows using material hoist to deliver both the building materials and recycled materials more effectively and efficiency;

YWR Site Photo




d. Noise and dust pollution due to the operation of temporary refuse chute in traditional operation, especially from high level floor is avoided;

e. The quantity of Non-Inert Waste dumping to landfill site is largely reduced by 89%.

Smart solution - A Total Digital Solution for project management (PIMAP)

The HA has launched a GIS-BIM integrated Project Information Management and Analysis Platform (PIMAP) to effectively handle the extensive data generated by its numerous public housing projects. This system seamlessly integrates planning and design data, construction data, handover data, and open data from other sources.

During the construction stage of YWR project, the cloud-based open platform integrates data from smart site system, such as smart helmets, AI-enabled CCTV, RFID, site access control and recording system. It also incorporates BIM model, SUA scanning model of overall site progress, virtual reality 3D scanning model for sample flat. This platform offers a unified and convenient interface for all level project members to monitor the site activities and progress.

Furthermore, the system ensures a reliable record retrieving platform for the team to share, retrieve and compare records, including site photo easily in a complex and long duration construction project.

The implementation of PIMAP at Yip Wong Road Phase 1 and Phase 2 public housing project has been recognized with the Grand Award of OpenBIM/OpenGIS Awards 2023. In addition, the 4 dashboards derived from PIMAP have served as templates / samples for other HA projects to implement the digitalization system.


Project Details

Completion Year 2024
Number of Blocks 4 Towers
Number of Storeys Block 1: 41 Storeys Block 2: 40 Storeys Block 3: 38 Storeys Block 4: 41 Storeys
Type Residential
Total Site Area 24,318.283 sqm

Project Team

Developer Hong Kong Housing Authority
Project Manager Hong Kong Housing Authority
Architect Hassell Limited
Environmental Consultant Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
C&S Engineer Meinhardt (C&S) Limited
M&E Engineer P & T (M&E) Ltd
Landscape Architect Earthasia Limited
Quantity Surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall Limited
Facility Manager Hong Kong Housing Authority Estate Management Division
Main Contractor Able Engineering Holdings Limited

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