Montego Bay is a unique residential development in a new iconic area of East Kowloon District which exhibits 270 degree panoramic sea views to Victoria Harbour. Located in a former industrial zone, this four-tower residential project site used to accommodate a temporary public car park in an old industrial zone.
The project is the pioneering stage of an entirely new Harbourfront Enhancement Plan which will stretch from Lei Yue Mun and Yau Tong Bay. A publicly accessible commercial avenue with ground level shops within the lot boundary facing the harbour along the harbourfront promenade will be built to further enhance the vibrancy and overall appeal of the waterfront area including a 15-metres wide waterfront promenade with open green spaces.
The existing seawall structure loading capacity of the promenade is critical and rigorous studies and submissions have been prepared to meet the requirements. As the first development to commence construction within the promenade, the planning and design approval has been demanding as all succeeding developments adjoining the promenade will follow its visual character which allows a physical connection to the entire waterfront.
FACADE DESIGN CONSIDERATION
The facade is a simple but contemporary design of all-glass curtain wall system. It blends harmoniously with the sea and the sky. In terms of energy efficiency, the use of Low-E glass panels have been adopted to the curtain wall system to keep the cost of mechanical ventilation to a minimum. The glass wall’s greyish blue keynote colour and reflective surface are highlighted by the aluminium panels and metallic blue wall tiles which enhances the tower’s radiant presence, and at the same time reflects the kaleidoscopic scenery of the Victoria Harbour. A sophisticated facade lighting system has been designed into the residential tower’s curtain wall which will create a distinct addition to Hong Kong’s iconic and modern skyline.
The architectural design emphasizes the coherence between the interior design and the building facade. Transitions between the different interior spaces are seamlessly integrated. The soft and simplistic colour schemes, defining the outline of the space and refraction of the light projected from the wall surface create unique symbolic elements.
RAISING SUSTAINABILITY AWARENESS
The project exemplifies unique ingenuity and fine craftsmanship in its style and selection of materials. It has been awarded a Provisional Silver Certification by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) BEAM and a Provisional Silver Certification by the International Well Building Institute (IWBI)—its certification for a clubhouse in a Hong Kong-based residential project.
Adhering the philosophy of Green technology and high-tech residential elements like smart home and the housing estate comprehensive management system, the project adopts the BEAM Plus environment protection standards and implement WELL’s healthy lifestyle principles in the clubhouse.
Project Name: Montego Bay
Location: 18 Shung Shun Street, Yau Tong, Kowloon
Status of Construction: Superstructure/foundation
Expected Completion: Q1 2023
Site Area: 10,530 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 52,650 square metres
Building Height: 80 to 100 metres
Number of Rooms/Units: 688
Developer: Massive Leader Limited/ Minmetals Land Limited
Executive & Design Architect: P&T Group
Interior Design Firm: BTR
Civil & Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: P&T (M&E) Limited
Quantity Surveyor: Arcadis Hong Kong Limited
Lighting Consultant: Light Directions Limited
Landscape Architect: ACLA Limited
Green Building Consultant: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited
Main Contractor: CR Construction Company Limited
Interior Fit-Out Contractor: Sundart Holdings Limited
Images: Minmetals Land Limited