Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong

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Jockey Club Innovation Tower, Hong Kong

JCIT: HK Education Building, China – design by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

page updated 28 Jul 2017 ; 27 Oct 2016

Jockey Club Innovation Tower Award

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: 11 Yuk Choi Road, Block V, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower Award

Jockey Club Innovation Tower wins RIBA Award for International Excellence

WAF Awards Shortlist 2014
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Selected from 30 projects from around the world, the Jockey Club Innovation Tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects wins a RIBA Award for International Excellence.

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. The 15 storey, 15,000 sqm tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
photo : Iwan Baan

The tower’s interior and exterior courtyards create informal spaces to meet and interact, complementing the large exhibition forums, studios, theatre and recreational facilities. Its design promotes a multidisciplinary environment by connecting the variety of programs within the School of Design, encouraging interaction between the many learning clusters and design disciplines.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong images / information from Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Zaha Hadid

RIBA International Prize 2016 Longlisted – 10 May 2016

13 + 12 May 2014

Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Design: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Location: 11 Yuk Choi Road, Block V, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) is home to the Hong KongPolytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation.

The 15-storey, 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
photo : Iwan Baan

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus has developed its urban fabric over the last 50 years with the university’s many faculties housed in visually coherent, yet very different buildings. The JCIT creates a new urban space that enriches the diversity of university life and expresses the dynamism of an institution looking to the future.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
photo : Iwan Baan

Located on a narrow, irregular site at the northeastern tip of the university campus (bordered by the university’s football ground to the south, and the Chatham Road/Kowloon Corridor motorway interchange to the north), the JCIT is connected to the heart of the campus; encouraging the university’s various faculties and schools to develop multidisciplinary initiatives and engagement with the community, government, industry, NGO’s and academia.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower Jockey Club Innovation Tower
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The JCIT design dissolves the typical typology of the tower/podium into a more fluid composition. Interior and exterior courtyards create informal spaces to meet and interact, complementing the large exhibition forums, studios, theatre and recreational facilities. The tower’s design promotes a multidisciplinary environment by connecting the variety of programs within the School of Design; establishing a collective research culture where many contributions and innovations can feed off each other.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
photo : Iwan Baan

Students, staff and visitors move through 15 levels of studios, workshops, labs, exhibition and event areas within the school. Interior glazing and voids bring transparency and connectivity, while circulation routes and communal spaces have been arranged to encourage interaction between the many learning clusters and design disciplines.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
photo : Iwan Baan

With its contribution of HK$249 million towards the construction of JCIT, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust also funds the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation.

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
photo : Iwan Baan

Jockey Club Innovation Tower Hong Kong

Zaha Hadid Architects

Jockey Club Innovation Tower – Building Information

Funding
With the acknowledgement of a HKD $249 million donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club in July 2011, the building has been subsequently renamed as the ‘Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Architects
Design Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
ZHA Design Principal: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao
ZHA Project Leader: Simon K.M. Yu
ZHA Competition Team: Hinki Kwong, Melodie Leung, Long Jiang, Zhenjiang Guo, Yang Jingwen, Miron Mutyaba, Pavlos Xanthopoulus, Margarita Yordanova Valova
ZHA Project Team: Hinki Kwong, Jinqi Huang, Bianca Cheung, Charles Kwan, Juan Liu, Junkai Jian, Zhenjiang Guo, Uli Blum, Long Jiang, Yang Jingwen, Bessie Tam, Koren Sin, Xu Hui, Tian Zhong
Local Executive Architect: AGC Design Ltd. (Hong Kong), AD+RG (Competition Stage)

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
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Consultants
Structural & Geotechnical Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners, Hong Kong Ltd.
Building Services Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners, Hong Kong Ltd.
Façade Engineering: Ove Arup & Partners, Hong Kong Ltd.
Landscape: Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd.
Acoustic: Westwood Hong & Associates Ltd.
Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.

Construction
General Contractor: Shui On Construction Company Ltd., Hong Kong
Façade Contractor: YKK AP Facade Hong Kong LTD / Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co., Ltd.

Site Area: 6600 m2
Construction Floor Area: 28,000 m2
Net Operable Floor Area: 15,000 m2
Floor Levels: 15 Levels + 1 Basement
Floor to Floor Height: 4m (Research + Office), 5m (Design Studio)
Height: 78 meters
Time Spend on Construction: 966 Days
Time Spend on Superstructure: 9 Months
Time Spend on Facade: 15 Months

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
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Project Timeline
June 2007: School of Design Development International Architecture competition
Dec. 2007: Announcement of the International Architectural Competition: Zaha Hadid
Jan. 2008: Commencement of Schematic Design
Oct. 2010: Start of Construction
July 2011: Start of Superstructure
May 2012: Topping-out Ceremony
July 2013: Completion of External Facade

Project in figures
Façade System
1 – Fair-faced Concrete (G/F – 3/F)
2 – Aluminum Cladding + Glass Panel (2/F – 5/F)
3 – Semi-unitized Curtain Wall + Feature (3/F – 13/F)
4 – Louvre Wall + Feature (13/F – 15/F)
5 – Roof Aluminum Cladding (14/F -15/F)
6 – Skylight
7 – Glass Reinforced Concrete (G/F – 2/F Ceiling)
Surface Area of Fair-faced Concrete:3,850 m2
Façade Cladding Area (Aluminum):6,730 m2
Façade Cladding Unit (Aluminum): 7,033 pc (excl. External Feature)
Façade Curtain Wall Area: 8,140 m2
Façade Curtain Wall Unit: 2,543 pc
Façade Louvre Wall Area: 1,657 m2
Total Length of External Feature: 3,670 m
Total Unit of External Feature: 890 Pc
Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) Area: 670 m2
Glass Reinforced Gypsum (GRG) Area
Entrance Hall: 1,025 m2
Atrium: 2,750 m2
Lecture Theatre: 690 m2
Lecture Hall Seating Capacity: 300 seats

Jockey Club Innovation Tower
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