The Shoreline Primary School and Kindergarten in Siu Sai Wan

Sectional view of the school

This project aims to encourage students’ mobility through a revamp of an existing secondary school in Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong, turning it into a new primary school and kindergarten. 

A new structure for creative learning and playing will be designed and built in front of the existing building. As Siu Sai Wan was previously a cove, the wavy patterns of the façade, imitating a shoreline, seek to evoke a sense of nostalgia in the older generation while representing the history of the area to the young. 

Connection between the existing and new blocks

The new design offers a playful circulation plan with petal climbers, a slope and slide as well as a climbing wall to enhance movement and to delight the children’s senses. Linking the two building structures through outdoor passages also encourages students to move between floors and classrooms.

Project Name
The Shoreline Primary School and Kindergarten in Siu Sai Wan
33 Siu Sai Wan Road, Hong Kong
Site Area
6,800 square metres
Gross Floor Area
3,865 square metres
Building Height
24 metres
Chan Pik Kwan Jenny
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master of Architecture
Prof. Elva Tang; Prof. Claude Bøjer Godefroy
Chan Pik Kwan Jenny


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Construction+ Q1 2023 Issue: Housing Construction: Demand & Supply.
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