Located at the northern portion of the Kai Tak masterplan, a new headquarters project in Kai Tak, the Kowloon East Regional Headquarters, complements the Energizing Kowloon East Office’s Conceptual Master Plan for the new Kai Tak area. This 47,000-square metres civic building project spans 16 floors and includes offices, vehicular area and operational base of various police units with ancillary facilities.
COMBINING FUNCTIONALITY, AESTHETICS AND SUSTAINABILITY
Kowloon East is beginning to take shape as the new CBD of the east under the Energizing Kowloon East initiative to transform the area into another premier CBD of Hong Kong. The new Kowloon East Regional Headquarters building takes off as an important part of the urban transformation of Kowloon East and as the gateway of the new Kai Tak city, setting a precedent and visionary picture of a new urban skyline.
The design of this new integrated complex combines functionality, sustainability and aesthetics. It adopts the interplay of interlocking building masses to break down the bulky massing: the primary components of vehicle parking and functional spaces forms two parts to the scheme; and the lower building block of 5 levels houses car parking facilities and the higher building block accommodates the office and other functional units. On the other hand, the interior design along with the internal spaces are planned with clear way finding to enhance operational efficiency.
The building exterior is designed to portray an image of robustness and endurance incorporating modest colours in line with the public service buildings. Vertical greening is designed at the facade of the lower building block as another important feature, with planting troughs added to the facade of the vehicle car parking levels to provide opportunities for greening the facade and habitats for wildlife through a mixture of plant species. This not only maximises site greenery coverage but also provides visual interest and facilitates cross ventilation.
The Kowloon East Regional Headquarters has also been designed to meet the international standards of sustainability with Platinum rating achieved in the provisional assessment of the BEAM Plus. The assessment of a building’s performance covers the following aspects…read more
Project Name: Kowloon East Regional Headquarters
Location: Hong Kong
Completion Date: March 2020
Site Area: 6,618 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 47,000 square metres
Building Height: 84 metres
Client/Owner/Developer Architectural Services Department/Hong Kong Police Force
Architecture Firm: Farrells
Principal Architect: Felix Li
Principal Designer: Benjamin Lau
Project Team: Rachel Chow, King Ho, Crystal Cheung, Victor Pricorp & Stephanie Roland
Interior Design & Functional Planning Consultants: Farrells, Ryder Architecture
Civil & Structural Engineer: WSP Hong Kong Limited
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: WSP Hong Kong Limited
Quantity Surveyor: C.S. Toh & Associates
Landscape Architect: Urbis Limited
Green Building Consultant: BMT Asia Pacific Limited
Main Contractor: Hsin Chong – Build King JV
Interior Fit-Out Contractor: Hsin Chong – Build King JV
Images: Kris Provoost