iwan baan documents zaha hadid's jockey club innovation tower

iwan baan documents zaha hadid's jockey club innovation tower


iwan baan documents zaha hadid’s jockey club innovation tower
photography by iwan baan

 

 

 

renowned architectural photographer iwan baan has captured hong kong’s ‘jockey club innovation tower’ the new home of the region’s polytechnic university (polyU) school of design, and the jockey club design institute for social innovation. designed by zaha hadid, 15,000 square meters of floor area is spread across 15 storeys, accommodating up to 1,800 students and staff per day. positioned on an irregularly shaped narrow plot of land, the building is connected to the rest of the campus allowing the school’s various faculties to develop specific initiatives that engage the local community.

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15,000 square meters of floor area is spread across the building’s 15 storeys
photography by iwan baan

 

 

 

the fluid articulation of space comprises internal and external courtyards that form informal areas where students and staff can congregate and interact. these more intimate volumes are contrasted by large exhibition forums, studios, theaters and further recreational facilities. circulation routes and communal spaces are arranged to promote engagement among the tower’s programs and departments.

 

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

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the view from the passing street
photography by iwan baan

zaha hadid iwan baan jockey club innovation tower designboom
 circulation routes and communal spaces are arranged to promote engagement among the school’s departments
photography by iwan baan

zaha hadid iwan baan jockey club innovation tower designboom
positioned on an irregularly shaped narrow plot of land, the building is connected to the rest of the campus
photography by iwan baan

zaha hadid iwan baan jockey club innovation tower designboom
the fluid articulation of space comprises internal and external courtyards
photography by iwan baan

zaha hadid iwan baan jockey club innovation tower designboom
the building is flooded with natural light
photography by iwan baan

zaha hadid iwan baan jockey club innovation tower designboom
the scheme comprises a large lecture hall, ten classrooms and various studios and workshops
photography by iwan baan

zaha hadid iwan baan jockey club innovation tower designboom
intimate volumes are contrasted by large exhibition forums, studios and theaters
photography by iwan baan

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the building rising above its immediate surroundings
photography by iwan baan

 

 


dan chung documents zaha hadid’s jockey club innovation tower
video by dan chung

 

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project info:

 

architect: zaha hadid architects
design: zaha hadid, patrik schumacher
project director: woody k.t. yao
project leader: simon k.m. yu
project team: hinki kong, 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
competition team: hinki kwong, melodie leung, long jiang, zhenjiang guo, yang jingwen, miron mutyaba, pavlos xanthopoulus, margarita yordanova valova

 

consultants:
local architect: AGC design ltd (hong kong), AD+RG (competition stage)
geotechnical / structure / MEP / façade engineer: ove arup & partners hong kong ltd
landscape: team 73 hong kong ltd
acoustic: westwood hong & associates ltd
quantity surveyor: rider levett bucknall ltd.

 

area/size:
net occupied floor area: 15,000 sqm
height: 78 meters
capacity: 1,800 students & staff
program: school of design and design institute for social innovation
construction:
general contractor: shui on construction company ltd., hong kong
façade contractor: YKK AP facade hong kong ltd / beijing jangho curtain wall co. ltd.

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  • I think this is alright. Really tough site. This must be one of the worst planned areas of Hong Kong. Still leagues better than pretty much everywhere else.

    ArchitectureRichmond
    May 14, 2014
  • Very cool. I walked through that campus a couple months ago while visiting HK, and went into the foyer of the jockey club building, but had no idea of its total shape. Nice.

    James
    May 12, 2014

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