Public Rental Housing Development at Queen's Hill Site 1 Phase 2, Fanling

  • Wind/ View corridor along Queen’s Hill Development

  • Queens Hill Estate

  • Public transport terminus connecting to Queen’s Hill Ph.1, forming a communal green spine

  • Residents enjoying recreational facilities at the communal green spine on top of the public transport terminus

  • Podium landscape garden

  • Artwork was made of recycled wood in Queen’s Hill

  • A landscape path formed by granite stone recycled from former barracks.

  • Artwork and benches were made of recycled wood in Queen’s Hill

New Buildings V1.2
Final Platinum

Overall Score

Transformation from former Queen’s Hill Barracks to vibrant Queens Hill Estate

The Hong Kong Housing Authority turned the former Queen’s Hill Barracks site into Queens Hill Estate, an energetic community and home to more than 12 000 families.  Phases 2 of the Estate comprises one domestic block with 1 215 rental flats. Public transport terminus, retail, kindergarten and social welfare facility are provided to cater for the needs of residents.

Various sustainability features were implemented such as zero irrigation system, art works and benches made of recycled timber from the site.

Green Features

Site Aspects

  • More than 30% of greenery is provided by vertical greenery, at-grading planting, green roof, etc.
  • According to air ventilation assessment, building separations serves as wind corridors. Pedestrian can enjoy the offshore and gentle downslope breeze.
  • Reduce lighting pollution to the surrounding.

Materials Aspects

  • Artworks and benches made of salvaged artefacts and retained wood from the former Queen’s Hill Barracks.
  • Modular, standardized and prefabrication design.
  • Use of timber products from sustainable sources.

Energy Use

  • Adoption of passive design to save energy, including consideration on master layout plan, building orientation.
  • The annual energy saving of a shopping centre and a carpark are about 45% and 30% respectively as compared with BEC 2015.
  • The annual energy saving of public transport terminus is about 20% as compared with BEC 2015.

Water Use

  • Using water efficient device to save annual water consumption of 35%.
  • Using water efficient sanitary fixtures to reduce annual effluent discharge of 45%.

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Outdoor air qualities of fresh air supply attains “Good Class” of IAQ certification scheme.
  • Proper lighting control with the aid of motion sensors, photocell sensors, timer control switches and on-demand switches have also been adopted to reduce energy use.

Innovations and Additions

  • Adopt Building Information Modeling (BIM) during design and construction stage to allow more accurate coordination and planning of resources.
  • Use of twin tank system to provide an uninterrupted fresh and flush water supply to residents and reduces water wastage during maintenance or cleaning.
  • Adopt two level lighting system to promote energy efficiency and conservation.


Queen’s Hill site used to be abandoned barracks.  It is now transformed into a vibrant, sustainable home to more than 12,000 families.

The project, Ph.2 of Queen’s Hill Site 1, is a public rental housing development consists of 1 no. of domestic block and a public transport terminus. The public transport terminus and communal green spine forms the heart of this all-comprising community which is well integrated with various play areas and recreational facilities, open plaza, gardens, artwork displays, and comprehensive covered walkway systems connecting the development with its surrounding areas. Timber and salvaged artifacts from felled trees and former barracks are recycled to become artworks, benches, recycle path and entrance wall for community enjoyment and education.

Master planning was artfully articulated to minimise impact to surrounding villages and existing trees meanwhile maximise views.  Major public spaces and facilities are strategically planned along wind corridors to facilitate natural ventilation with aid of computer simulation.  Open layouts are applied to domestic flats, welfare facilities and market to allow flexibility to meet various needs along the life-long cycle while universal design caters for needs of different ages and physical conditions.

Energy saving and harvesting measures are considered in every aspect of building services design with promising performance in implementation.  Use of zero irrigation system, cut and fill balance of site formation and off-site prefabrication etc. minimise wastage and pollution.  BIM, 3D scanning etc. were applied to enhance accuracy, efficiency and integration of design and construction.

Queens Hill Estate interlinks with history, culture and transformation of Queen’s Hill. Queen’s Hill Phase 2 development serves a part in environmental friendly community for sustainable living.

Project Details

Number of Blocks 1 no. of domestic block and a public transport terminus
Number of Storeys 38-storey residential building on 3-storey podium
Type Mixed Use

Project Team

Project Developer / Owner Hong Kong Housing Authority
Project Manager Hong Kong Housing Authority
Architect Wong & Ouyang (HK) Limited
Landscape Architect ACLA Limited
M&E Engineer J. Roger Preston Limited
C&S Engineer AECOM Asia Co. Limited
Main Contractor Paul Y. Construction & Engineering Co. Limited
Quantity Surveyor Arcadis Hong Kong Limited
Sustainable Design Consultant Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Environmental Consultant Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Others Allied Environmental Consultants Limited

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