Lingnan University, Student Activity Centre, Hong Kong, Building, Photo, Design
Lingnan University Hong Kong : Student Activity Centre
Hong Kong Sports Ground Development – design by AD+RG Architects
21 Nov 2008
Lingnan University Student Activity Centre
Spectator Stand for Sports Ground
Walking along the running track of the Lingnan University, there stands the newly constructed Student Activities Centre, which was completed in 2007.
Designed by AD+RG Architecture Design and Research Group Ltd., the Student Activities Centre is constituted of irregular lines and resembles the form of the topology of the slope behind to blend in with the natural surroundings. The Chinese character “?” (“Ling”) in ‘Lingnan’ is decomposed to become a facade pattern on the surface, accumulating in a stronger sense of identity.
Taking advantage of the openness of the site, natural lighting is introduced to the function rooms to support the vibrant activities of the students. With the use of full height windows, skylights and internal courtyards, a spatial linkage is created along the vista, the greenery and the sky to form a continuous landscape.
Skylight has been designed with its peripheral location to welcome the daylight to cast on the walls, diffuse into the space and meanwhile avoid glare to the sports players. The size of the skylight is carefully controlled with roller blinds to avoid heating up the space during the summer.
The use of skylight, together with the 6-metre ceiling void and natural ventilation, is to improve the sanitary conditions and spatial quality in the two changing rooms.
This new Student Activities Centre indeed supports students’ active university life and has become one of the icons of the Lingnan University.
Lingnan University Hong Kong – Building Information
Client: Lingnan University
Site Location: Tuen Mun, The New Territories, Hong Kong, China
G.F.A.: 1225 sq.m.
Contract sum: HKD $20M
Completion date: 2007
Facilities: Badminton Court, Indoor Game Hall, Changing Rooms and Spectator Stand
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AD+RG : Hong Kong Architecture Studio
Also by the same practice:
HK Sports Ground Building from AD+RG 211108
Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – PolyU
Zaha Hadid Architects
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