A demonstration centre has opened in Hong Kong to showcase the latest technology and trend of using prefabricated prefinished volumetric systems for building construction.
As the name implies, MiC Display Centre was built using the modular integrated construction (MiC) technology, first of its kind in Hong Kong. The 2-storey building with an area of approximately 300m2 is formed by 10 integrated modules – completed with finishes, fixtures and furniture – prefabricated in a factory and transported to site for installation.
To demonstrate the flexibility and capability of the MiC technology, the project features a variety of functional units, including an elderly home unit, a hotel room, a hostel, a 1-bedroom and a 3-bedroom residential units. It also comprises an in-situ part which are mainly staircases, vertical lifting, electrical room for power supply and fire services panel.
Arup provided total engineering services including architecture, structural, building services, foundation, façade and fire engineering services. At the early stage of the project, we delivered an optimal modular design with simple structural connections that thoroughly considered the entire construction process – from assembly method, construction sequence through to transportation, site logistics and installation. Field work was minimised, thus reducing construction wastes and enhancing construction safety.