Located adjacent to Tiu Keng Leng MTR Station, the new Hong Kong Design Institute campus covers an area of around 14,500m2 and features four teaching towers that support a two-storey platform for a learning and resource centre.
The structure is an innovative design and a metaphor for creativity – the 100m2 platform represents a ‘floating white sheet’ sitting 33m above ground level, supported by the four towers and a diagrid structural system.
The campus’s innovative design posed a challenge to Arup engineers, as the floating platform was long-span, long-cantilever with structurally unfavourable geometry.
14,500m² features 4 teaching towers
2storey platform sitting 33m above ground level
Structural design was therefore a crucial issue during the design process, and Arup worked closely with the architect to deliver a creative structural solution that remained loyal to their design intent.