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