jockey club innovation tower by zaha hadid at hong kong polyU jockey club innovation tower by zaha hadid at hong kong polyU
nov 20, 2013

jockey club innovation tower by zaha hadid at hong kong polyU

jockey club innovation tower by zaha hadid at hong kong polyU
all images courtesy of the hong kong polytechnic university school of design

 

 

 

zaha hadid architects has finalized construction of the hong kong polytechnic university’s ‘jockey club innovation tower’, a fifteen-storey structure providing 15,000 square meters of floor area and accommodating up to 1,800 students and staff per day. the project, hadid’s first permanent building in hong kong, reinterprets the orthodox typology of a multi-story building, establishing a series of fluid and connected volumes in constant dialogue with each another. 


the entrance leads the occupant into the heart of the design

 

 

 

the structure houses the university’s school of design, comprising a large lecture hall, ten classrooms and various studios and workshops. additionally, the scheme offers public spaces including a design museum, permanent and temporary exhibition galleries and a communal viewing lounge. the grand opening of new campus building will be in march 2014.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of zaha hadid’s ‘jockey club innovation tower’ here.


the surrounding ground has been raised and landscaped


the building’s design will be a symbolic beacon for the school


the scheme reinterprets the orthodox typology of a multi-story building


the design features a new lecture hall, ten classrooms and various studios and workshops


public spaces include a design museum, permanent and temporary exhibition galleries and a communal viewing lounge


internal voids bring natural daylight and fresh air into the structure


the building rises above its immediate surroundings


the campus’ new interactive lecture hall


circulation spaces which connect the scheme


the building is open to students and staff from october 2013

 

project info:

 

location: hong kong, china
client: hong kong polytechnic university
completed: 2013
area: 15,000 sqm (161,459 sqf)
height: 76 m (250 ft)
capacity: 1450 people

  • Zaha, that is stunning. A beautiful sculpture, but you are still a terrible, terrible architect
    Inefficient use of space and tonnes of money burned.

    mackenzie collins says:
  • – but looks a great use of the site
    (so you get another point for that)

    mackenzie collins says:
  • will be expensive and a Nightmare to maintain for any facility manager. particularly the exterior skin.

    damian says:

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