Three Public Rental Housing Development Projects Win Awards

Hong Kong, 28 November 2021 — Three projects of the HA received five awards presented by the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management (HKIPM) and the Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management (APFPM).

  • Wui Chi House at Tung Wui Estate: winner in the ‘Sustainable Projects’ category by the HKIPM in 2020
  • Hoi Ying Estate & Hoi Lok Court: winner in the ‘Construction/Engineering’ category and ‘Project of the Year’ award of the HKIPM in 2019
  • On Tat Estate & On Tai Estate: winner in the ‘Sustainable Projects’ category of the HKIPM and the APFPM in 2019

Wui Chi House

As a reception site for Mei Tung Estate, the estate provides about 1,000 rental homes for a sustainable community network in the district. The project is located at the former site of Block 22 of Tung Tau Estate Phase 8, the physically linked primary school was retained in-situ with uninterrupted normal school classes during the construction stage. To improve visual impact, ventilation aspects, and enhance architectural characteristic in the district, an about 10-storey-high ventilation corridor was designed at the lower level of the building. Existing large trees were retained and a zero irrigation system was widely adopted in the landscape design to enhance the Green environment.

Wui Chi House

Ventilation corridor at the Wui Chi House

Hoi Ying Estate & Hoi Lok Court

Originally located at the site reserved for use as Cheung Sha Wan Wholesale Food Market, the estates have been transformed into an inclusive community of more than 11,300 residents. Highlights of the project include effective planning in response to severe environmental and site constraints and phase completion requirements, so as to allow intake by the public as early as possible; tactfully preserving the historical value of the site through the concept of integrating the coastal line development of Cheung Sha Wan over the years in the design of the public open space, adding architectural characteristics to the community.

Public open space between Hoi Ying Estate and Hoi Lok Court

Hoi Lok Court (left) and Hoi Ying Estate (right)

On Tat Estate & On Tai Estate

Once a barren land on an urban fringe after the disuse of the former Anderson Road Quarry, both estates are now a green oasis and home to 48,500 people. The project displays many design features of sustainable development such as a zero irrigation system to optimise water use, solar light tubes capturing daylight for a car park and market, as well as oasis voids at the car park enhancing natural ventilation to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation.

Community plaza of On Tat Estate

Rock garden and geo-heritage exhibition areas at On Tai Estate

“The above awards affirmed the outstanding performance of the HA in quality housing and sustainable community development, being recognised and affirmed by the industry. We will continue to work hard and strive for excellence in the future,” a HA spokesperson said. — Construction+ Online