Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3 wins 2012 Green Building Grand Award
Hong Kong Science Park, Phase 3 has won the Hong Kong Green Building 2012 Grand Award in the building under design category. The awards are organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) with the Professional Green Building Council (PGBC), and aim to provide recognition to architecture-related projects with outstanding performance and contributions in sustainability and the built environment.
International multi-disciplinary consultancy practice Cundall have provided sustainability for the project, LEED and HK BEEAM consultancy, which looks to incorporate the latest green building design and technologies to showcase and promote theses methods of sustainable construction.
Aiming to achieve one of Hong Kong’s first LEED v2009 Platinum rating and a HK BEAM Plus Platinum rating, a 'Back to Basic' design approach was adopted. It incorporates fundamental, practical, cost effective, and functional green building design concepts, stepping away from services excess using passive devices and avoiding over-complicated systems.
“Our design team utilised their expertise and knowledge to achieve an exemplar design,” says Julian Bott who leads the Cundall Hong Kong office. “We are delighted that the judges have recognised this and gave the project this prestigous award, it is a great reward for the design teams hard work and commitment. ”
The project is looking to incorporate the latest green building design and technologies to showcase and promote theses methods of sustainable construction. The buildings are intended to improve permeability and site ventilation, taking the solar heat and prevailing winds into consideration. The buildings include courtyard atriums to allow for daylight penetration and opportunities for natural cross ventilation.
Various simulations and CFD modelling were carried out to demonstrate natural ventilation options incorporated into the design achieved the standard required. Energy efficient envelopes for the buildings include insulated solid west façade and insulated green roof, optimised window areas, highly insulated spandrel area and use of double-low-E glazing, all contributing to the energy efficiency.