Hong Kong - The Academic and Administration Building (now called Lau Ming Wai Academic Building) is designed to meet the needs of the four-year undergraduate curriculum through provision of facilities for additional senior year places as well as space for the existing shortfall in City University of Hong Kong.
The completion of the building gives a facelift to the nearby area and become a district landmark, highlighting the position of City University and Hong Kong as an education and research hub.
The building was required to respond to a multiplicity of varying uses throughout the building height, resulting in different grids throughout the building. The High Block and the Low Block are connected at 4 levels to provide direct access between these two blocks. The design of site formation, foundations and shoring works had to consider the utility constraints of the box culvert as well as an existing elevated road under the footprint of the building.
Arcadis was responsible for the geotechnical, civil, structural, building services, traffic, acoustic engineering, environmental and sustainable design services.
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