• Creative Humanities Hub

  • Enhanced thermal performance with light-colored architectural fins

  • Environmentally friendly bamboo is widely used as building materials

  • Bamboo acoustic panels adopted at Lecture Hall

  • Glass walls to maximise sunlight and reduce lighting for Gallery

New Buildings V2.0
Provisional Platinum

Overall Score

The new academic building - Creative Humanities Hub located at the campus of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hang Shin Link, Siu Lek Yuen, the new 6-storey academic building focused on green building practices.

With BEAM Plus being adopted as a framework for sustainability, this development incorporates a range of major green features to create a sustainable and energy-efficient environment.

From building design to construction, green features have been incorporated in every aspect to reduce the carbon footprint, such as the highest efficiency of energy and water facilities, eco-friendly construction materials, integrated design with the support of BIM and other documentation systems.

The building offers excellent indoor thermal comfort with openable windows for every office, providing a pleasant atmosphere for staff and students.

This sustainable design approach fosters a comfortable campus environment, promoting a sustainable lifestyle and contributing towards our goal of carbon neutrality.

Green Features

Integrated Design and Construction Management

  • Utilise technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digital documentation management system to enhance efficiency throughout design, planning, and construction processes.

  • Implement strict monitoring and mitigation measures to minimise air, noise and water pollution during construction stage.

Sustainable Sites

  • Maximise the use of available land while integrating the new campus with its surrounding environment.

  • Design the building with future climate change in mind, incorporating mitigation strategies to enhance its resilience and ability to withstand changing weather patterns.

  • Comply with sustainable urbanism measures outlined in the urban design guidelines, ensuring the building aligns with environmentally conscious principles and promotes a sustainable lifestyle.

Materials and Waste

  • Prioritise the use of sustainable building materials, including locally originated materials and materials with low environmental impact, and promote the use of eco-friendly materials.

Energy Use

  • Utilise the existing district cooling system and with well-designed building facade, reducing energy consumption by more than 18.6% when compared to the baseline value.

  • Promote the use of clean, renewable energy source by installing solar panels on the roof and upper roof, offsetting over 4.1% of projected annual energy consumption, and promoting the use of clean, renewable energy sources.

Water Use

  • Adopt high water efficient sanitary fitments, resulting in savings of over 30% in potable water usage and over 20% in non-potable water usage.

  • Install leakage sensors in water tank rooms to prevent water wastage and improve facility management.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Providing a comfortable and healthy learning environment by ensuring outstanding acoustic performance and indoor air quality.

  • Incorporate accessible entrances and other facilities to meet the requirements of the Barrier Free Access (BFA) 2008 provisions.

Project Details

Completion Year 2024
Number of Blocks 1
Number of Storeys 6
Type Government, Institutional and Community
Total Site Area 26,659 sqm

Project Team

Developer The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Project Manager The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Architect Philip Liao & Partners Limited
Sustainable Design Consultant Fugro Technical Services Limited
C&S Engineer Wong & Cheng Consulting Engineers Ltd.
M&E Engineer PineBridge Consulting Limited
Landscape Architect Ko Landscape Architects Limited
Quantity Surveyor Rider Levett Bucknall
Main Contractor Penta-Ocean Construction Co. Ltd.

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