The first Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) private residential project in Hong Kong
By integrating humanistic design with technology, this composite development hopes to offer residents a greener living environment and an enhanced quality of life in Cheung Sha Wan, an old district in Hong Kong. It will comprise one private residential tower; a retail podium; an urban plaza; a clubhouse; and a sky garden.
It is the first private residential project adopting MiC by a private developer in Hong Kong, jointly developed by Chinachem Group and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), and is envisaged to set an example to the industry for mass adoption in the future to benefit a wider community.
To enhance living spaces and as a response to social needs, the area of the smallest one-bedroom unit has exceeded the URA’s minimum flat size requirement in saleable area. Removable non-structural walls are built in the MiC units to allow residents to personalise their own living space.
APPLYING DIGITAL TOOLS TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES
MiC, building information modelling (BIM) and various digital tools have been adopted from the design stage to construction. It has helped enable a high level of accuracy and efficiency at different stages.
Proposed Composite Development at 28 Tonkin Street
28 Tonkin Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong
Status of Construction
Construction of podium
1,075 square metres
Gross Floor Area
9,675 square metres
About 100 metres
Number of Units
Chinachem Group; Urban Renewal Authority
Ronald Lu & Partners (Hong Kong) Ltd
Interior Design Firm
Bill’s Design Ltd
Civil & Structural Engineer
Ben Tse & Associates Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Aurecon Hong Kong Ltd
AECOM Cost Consulting (Hong Kong) Ltd
Green Building Consultant
BeeXergy Consulting Ltd
Gammon Construction Ltd
Interior Fit-Out Contractor
Sundart Holdings Ltd
This is an excerpt. The original article is published in
Construction+ Q1 2023 Issue: Housing Construction: Demand & Supply.
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