Public Rental Housing Development at Choi Yuen Road Sites 3 & 4, Sheung Shui (Po Shek Wu Estate)

  • Po Shek Wu Estate

  • Po Shek Wu Estate comprises 3 residential blocks in stepping height on top of a 3-storey podium connecting with an ancillary facility block.

  • Po Shek Wu Estate Ancillary Facility Block connects with the footbridge of the district improvement work

  • Roof greenery at Po Shek Wu Estate Ancillary Facility Block

  • Greenery at podium garden and elevations

  • Penetrating slot at lower floors between Shan Wu House and Tsz Jing House to enhance the ventilation performance at podium

  • Podium garden for the enjoyment of the residents

  • External Children Play Area and an abundance of greening

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Final Gold

Overall Score

Po Shek Wu Estate, located at the fringe of the urbanised area with the low-rise rural developments of Sheung Shui, comprises 3 residential blocks in stepping height with a total of 1 144 units on top of a 3-storey podium connecting with an ancillary facility block.

The Estate also provides the residents and their neighbourhoods with all facilities for the basic needs, including retail, Day Care Centre for the Elderly, Neighbourhood Elderly Centre, Residential Care Home for the Elderly, Kindergarten and recreational facilities. The Estate, designed together with the adjoining district improvement works of extension of footbridge and cycle parking areas, not only enhance the pedestrian connectivity with public facilities in the district, but also create a harmonized community.

Green Features

Site Aspects

  • Enhancement of Natural Ventilation and Daylight: Micro-climate studies optimize overall layout and positioning of individual buildings so as to enhance environmental performance
  • Provision of neighbourhood amenities including basic services and recreational facilities
  • Consideration of surrounding conditions to meet Urban Design Guidelines in HKPSG
  • Avoid impact on existing microclimates through simulation study: wind velocity, air ventilation, urban heat island, neighbourhood daylight access

Materials Aspects

  • Modular, standardized and prefabrication design
  • Use of timber products from sustainable sources
  • Adoption of non CFC-based refrigerants and ozone-depleting substances in thermal insulation materials 
  • Use regionally manufactured materials

Energy Use

  • Adoption of passive design to save energy, including consideration on master layout plan, building orientation and selection of materials for external walls of buildings
  • Use of Life Cycle Analysis tool to study the embodied energy of building structure
  • Use of energy efficient lighting and vertical transportation system

Water Use

  • Use of low water flow and flush sanitary fittings and fitments to achieve potable water saving and sewage volume reduction

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Provision for hygiene, ventilation and amenity features for enhanced quality and functionality of the development
  • Due consideration on noise impact in development design and construction stages
  • Provision of natural ventilation in common areas
  • Provision for barrier free access
  • Provision of amenity features for the residents and facilitate the operation and maintenance

Innovations and Additions

  • Provision of bicycle park to reduce vehicular pollutants 
  • Set up Community Farm to encourage the tenants’ participation in greening activities at community level and arousing their awareness in greening and environmental protection.
  • Provision of multi-sensory map with tactile guide path to assist persons with visual impairment to various facilities of the estate.
  • Adopt Building Information Modeling (BIM) during design and construction stage to allow more accurate coordination and planning of resources.
  • Adopt two level lighting system to promote energy efficiency and conservation

Project Details

Completion Year 2021
Number of Blocks 3 residential blocks, 1 ancillary facilities block
Number of Storeys Block1: 24 Floors (domestic) Block2: 28 Floors (domestic) Block3: 32 Floors (domestic)
Number of Floors Shan Wu House : 24 Floors (domestic)
Tsz Jing House: 28 Floors (domestic)
Bik Yuk House: 32 Floors (domestic)
Ancillary Facility Block: 5 Floors (non-domestic)
Type Residential

Project Team


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