Arup has secured top accolades at the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Excellent Building Award 2023 for four of its distinguished projects, including three awards in areas of artificial intelligence (AI), innovation and carbon neutrality. 

11 SKIES phase 1

11 SKIES phase 1 bagged the Grand Award, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Application Award, Carbon Neutrality Award and Excellent Leadership Award in the New building category. Located in the SKYCITY at Hong Kong International Airport, it is the city’s largest hub for retail, dining and entertainment integrating wealth management and wellness services.

Arup designed a comprehensive sustainability framework for this project, featuring solutions that brought added value to energy efficiency, and the health and wellbeing of building users. One of the highlights was the largest photovoltaic and thermal (PVT) installation in Asia with a total of 252 hybrid solar PVT panel modules, covering an area of over 400m2. We also collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to introduce the first application of two AI-driven indoor air quality and thermal comfort monitoring and controlling systems.


InnoCell clinched the Grand Award and the Innovation Project Award in the New building category. As the first high-rise building in the city to adopt modular integrated construction (MiC) technology, it serves as a modern smart living and co-creation community for talent and incubates from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks. 

Arup’s MEP team provided system design and technical coordination. Throughout the MiC construction process, digital technologies such as building information modelling (BIM) was used to improve building productivity and safety, construction quality and sustainability. The team also coordinated with different government departments, including the Water Supplies Department, Fire Services Department and Buildings Department, to formulate the MiC submission procedures and quality control requirements. These procedures and requirements will be applicable to future MiC projects in Hong Kong.

Inland Revenue Centre in Kai Tak Development

The Inland Revenue Centre (IRC) received the top award in the New building category. This 18-storey government office building focuses on blending with the community, innovative construction, sustainability and modern workplace layout. Arup delivered total engineering consultancy services throughout the project. 

By adopting BIM in the design process, our team was able to forecast the risks related to design for construction, safety, maintenance etc. The design intent was efficiently verified in advance whilst carrying out combined services coordination. With the aid of BIM, we could also effectively study and configurate the MiC and multi-trade integrated Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MiMEP) design with the construction team. With the extensive use of MiC, MiMEP and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) construction approaches, such as MiC toilets, MiMEP ceiling modules for office corridors and DfMA installation for sprinkler valves sets, the building services installations were successfully completed on time with good quality.


M+ was honoured with the Grand Award in the New building category. Collaborating with architects Herzog & de Meuron and TFP Farrells, Arup provided total design services for this landmark in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

M+ hosts a collection of over 7,000 works of visual arts, along with more than 46,000 archival objects. Arup’s MEP solutions with tailored lighting and acoustics design help maintain suitable environmental conditions. We also designed an innovative smoke control system to suit the museum’s unique design and function with a comprehensive fire safety management plan.