• Perspective View of the Complex from East Direction

  • Perspective View of the Complex from West Direction

New Buildings V1.2
Provisional Platinum

Overall Score

The Teaching - Research Complex is located at the northern part of the CUHK Campus in Tai Po Area 39.  The development is a 9-storied high building, and consists of core functional areas such as research & teaching laboratories, offices, lecture theatres, classrooms and supporting amenities.

Green Features

Site Aspects

  • More than 50% of the total roof area will be covered by High Solar Reflectance Index of 78 and vegetation roof
  • More than 40% of the site area will be covered with greenery

Materials Aspects

  • Non-ozone depleting refrigerants with low global warming potential will be used in air-conditioning unit
  • At least 50% of all permanent timber and composite timber products will be used in the project from sustainable sources

Energy Use

  • High Performance building systems will be installed to reduce the building energy consumption as compared to the baseline setting in the EMSD Building Energy Code
  • Renewable energy system will be installed to offset the building energy consumption

Water Use

  • Water efficient devices will be used leading to an aggregate annual potable water saving by at least 30% and annual sewage volumes by at least 20%

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • MERV 13 or above filters will be adopted to secure indoor air quality
  • Vibration levels from building equipment and temperature variation of AC system verified to comply with internationally recognized standards and BEAM Plus requirement through measurements

Innovations and Additions

  • Use of Building Information Model (BIM) in the Project

  • Provision of Electric Vehicle charging facility for 100% of carparking spaces with 2 of them are fast chargers and the rest of them are medium chargers


This project involves mainly the construction of a ten-storey TRC at the northern side of CUHK’s campus, providing the Faculty of Medicine (Faculty) additional teaching and research facilities on campus to meet the increasing enrolments of medical and nursing students. The new building is designed to go “green” and “Advancing Net Zero” so as to enhance health and well-being of their building users. With the aid of the latest technology, the building design could achieve an environmentally friendly entity by adopting various “green” measures from all possible aspects including macroscopically the site design, the efficient use of energy down to its building details like the adoption of green products and installations, etc. as mentioned above.

Project Details

Type Government, Institutional and Community

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Campus Development Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Project Manager Campus Development Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Architect Wong Tung & Partners Limited
Landscape Architect Otherland Limited
M&E Engineer WSP (Asia) Limited
C&S Engineer Meinhardt (C&S) Limited
Facade Consultant Meinhardt Façade Technology (HK) Limited
Quantity Surveyor Arcadis Hong Kong Limited
Sustainable Design Consultant WSP (Asia) Limited
Acoustic Consultant WSP (Asia) Limited

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