The new campus design signifies a highly linked & connected institution. It looks into the compact urban condition of Hong Kong itself for direct inspiration and epitomizes a miniature city, dense and connected. The spatial organization maximizes density by stacking multiple slab blocks of different programs vertically on top of each other over a podium of communal activities, including a number of lecture theatres and a gymnasium. A folded vertical Student Boulevard rises to form a 3-dimensional street network in the air that weaves and binds the different blocks and levels into a connected whole.
From the Boulevard, students can gain free access to a series of sky gardens and roof decks of various scales on different levels: turfed green lawn sloping towards the sea, student plaza & mini café etc., all afforded with magnificent sea views and lively atmosphere. The footprints of the buildings are restricted to that of the existing foundations to minimize unnecessary modification. Programs requiring larger footprints such as the classrooms and libraries are suspended out from the main slab blocks to make up for the required floor area. Architecturally, the library and the student union are remodeled as bridges that connect the east and west slab blocks into an iconic gateway.
▼大面积的功能空间如图书馆和大型教室等悬挑在主体建筑外，programs requiring larger footprints such as the classrooms and libraries are suspended out from the main slab blocks
▼立面细部，detail of the facade
▼广场与海岸相连，the plaza is afforded with magnificent sea views and lively atmosphere
▼图书馆桥及学生会桥横跨裙楼草坡上空， the library and the student union are remodeled as bridges that connect the east and west slab blocks
▼廊桥下倾斜的绿色坡地，the turfed green lawn sloping under the bridges
▼廊桥内部的休息空间，the seating area inside the bridge
▼从建筑内部仰望廊桥，two bridges seen from the internal space
The classrooms on the upper floors are tapered outwards, creating a sloping wall as a reflector to redirect sunlight to the interior corridor and allow natural ventilation to reach the lower levels. The elevation of the building reflects an authentic expression of its complex section. Formally, the cantilevers and bridges extending from the slab blocks resemble the image of a tree crown and symbolize the primitive learning space under the shade of the green canopy. Its composition and construction also resemble the inherent spirit of Chinese Calligraphy, namely the beautiful balance of solid and void in the elevation. The erection of the new campus in essence alludes to the creation of a new character: a new rudiment that would form the root of new knowledge for the generations to come.
▼教学楼入口，entrance of the building
▼顶层的课室呈Ｙ字形向外悬挑，引入阳光与自然对流，the classrooms on the upper floors are tapered outwards to provide internal spaces with sunlight natural ventilation
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
▼二层平面图，first floor plan
▼五层平面图，fourth floor plan
Location：Castle Peak Road, TMTL 489, Tuen Mun, New Territories, H.K (Near Castle Peak Bay Immigration Centre)
Total G.F.A：26,500 sq. m
Project Team：Rocco Yim, Patrick Lee, CM Chan, William Tam, Henry Ho, Stephen Chan, Hoi-Wai Sze, Agnus Lau, Li Qingyue, Julia Mok, Nicholas Ho, Justin Chan
Client：Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Main Contractor：CR Construction Company Limited
Project Manager ：Ove Arup & Partners(HK) Ltd.
Structural ：Ove Arup & Partners(HK) Ltd.
Civil：Ove Arup & Partners(HK) Ltd.
Geotechnical Engineering：Ove Arup & Partners(HK) Ltd.
Building Services：J. Roger Preston Ltd.
Quantity Surveyor：Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
Traffic：Ove Arup & Partners(HK) Ltd.
Environmental：Ove Arup & Partners(HK) Ltd.
BEAM Accreditation：Allied Environmental Consultants Ltd.
Acoustic：Shen Milsom Wilke Ltd.