Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts has been awarded the highly commended Brunel Medal at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Annual Awards.
The Awards recognises the brightest and best in the field of civil engineering. Its Brunel Medal is a project-based award to honour projects with valuable service, outstanding achievements and contribution which have been rendered to or within the civil engineering industry and profession.
With 170 years of history, Tai Kwun is Hong Kong’s largest-ever conservation and revitalisation project, transforming the former Central Police Station compound into a vibrant hub for arts, performances and culture at the city’s heart. A total of 16 historic buildings – all classified as declared monuments, have been meticulously restored for adaptive re-use, setting a new benchmark for future conservation projects both locally and abroad.
Arup has been involved in the project since 2007, providing multidisciplinary engineering services covering structural, civil and geotechnical engineering as well as façade, lighting, fire, materials and security consultancy.