Hong Kong Palace Museum

The museum is located at West Kowloon Cultural District complex

Situated at the western end of the West Kowloon Cultural District, the project combines the design principles of Hong Kong’s contemporary urban culture, traditional Chinese visual arts culture and traditional Chinese spatial arrangements, as well as an intelligent combination of smart technologies and human touch for the best outcomes.

The project comprehensively applies BIM technology at all stages, from architectural design to construction and operation, significantly improving accuracy and efficiency. In addition, the construction utilised the self-developed innovative construction site management platform C-SMART, through the Internet of Things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI), to gather all relevant information on the same platform, allowing the project team to grasp the situation of the entire construction site in real-time and make quick and accurate decisions.

About 110 potential problems was successfully solved by using crashing analysis based on 3D modelling to complete the production. The main contractor also adopted 3D structural software to produce a complete drawing set for each module (10 output sheets) in 10 hours. The production of CAD drawings took about one week, which was about five times faster than traditional methods, dramatically improving the drawing efficiency and accuracy. In addition, the detailed design production rate of the connection parts continuously increased and the installation speed and quality on-site was guaranteed.

This is an excerpt. The original article is published in Construction+ Q1 2022 Issue: Upskilling The Workforce.
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Project Name
Hong Kong Palace Museum
Museum Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong
Site Area
Approx. 17,000 square metres
Gross Floor Area
Approx. 44,000 square metres
Building Height
44.57 metres (7 floors)
Hong Kong West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Architecture Firm
Rocco Design Architects Associates Ltd
Principal Architect
Dr. Rocco Yim
Interior Design Firm
Rocco Design Architects Associates Limited
Principal Designer
Dr. Rocco Yim
Civil & Structural Engineer
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Quantity Surveyor
Rider Levett Bucknall Limited
Lighting Consultant
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Landscape Architect
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Green Building Consultant
Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Main Contractor
China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited
Building Services Contractor
China State Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Limited
China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited