CUHK Medical Centre is shortlisted as finalist at Green Building Award 2019
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The Chinese University Hong Kong Medical Centre (CUHKMC) has been awarded finalist status in New Buildings category: Projects Under Construction and/or Design – Commercial Building at the Green Building Award 2019.
The Green Building Award is an industry-wide award given by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (GBC) and Professional Green Building Council (PGBC) to recognise buildings with outstanding performance and contributions in sustainability and the built environment.
Cundall was appointed as BEAM Plus and sustainability consultancy for the design and build of the new CUHKMC. The medical centre is a non-profit, private teaching hospital owned by The Chinese University of Hong Kong to provide quality healthcare at affordable prices. The revenue of the healthcare services will also be used as hospital development, as well as the research and teaching at the CUHK Faculty of Medicine.
The new Medical Centre has a strong focus on sustainability using passive design integration and advanced active design. As one of the passive designs of the building, the façade was built using high-performance Low-E IGU glasses to allow daylight but not heat to enter the building and creates effective acoustic protection from the noise generated from the surroundings. Also, vertical architectural fins were used on the façade as solar shading elements to block unwanted sun and glare.
The Sky Garden in the centre of the building is another unique sustainability feature. Not only does the greenery in the garden provides more fresh air and reduce the heat island effect inside the building, our team has also conducted a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study for this project and proposed such garden design will enable wind to pass through the building, and improve the wind access within and around the structure.
Along with the renewable energy system and rainwater harvesting system that was designed to reduce the dependence of natural resources, this project has targeted for BEAM Plus Gold Rating.
To find out more about this project or Cundall’s sustainability design service, please click here or contact Jonathan Yau.