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Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects

  • 00:00 - 12 May, 2014
Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects
Jockey Club Innovation Tower / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Virgile Simon Bertrand
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hong Kong, Hung Hom, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Jockey Club Innovation Tower 賽馬會創新樓
  • Design

    Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director

    Woody K.T. Yao
  • Project Leader

    Simon K.M. Yu
  • Area

    15000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

  • Project Team

    Hinki Kong, Jinqi Huang, Bianca Cheung, Charles Kwan, Juan Liu, Junkai Jian, Zhenjiang Guo, Uli Blum, Long Jiang, Yang Jingwen, Bessie Tam, Koren Sin, Xu Hui, Tian Zhong
  • Competition Team

    Hinki Kwong, Melodie Leung, Long Jiang, Zhenjiang Guo, Yang Jingwen, Miron Mutyaba, Pavlos Xanthopoulus, Margarita Yordanova Valova
  • Local Architect

    AGC Design Ltd (Hong Kong) AD+RG (Competion Stage),
  • Geotechnical / Structure / MEP / Façade Engineer

    Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
  • Landscape

    Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd
  • Acoustic

    Westwood Hong & Associates Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor

    Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
  • General Contractor

    Shui On Construction Com- pany Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Façade Contractor

    YKK AP Facade Hong Kong LTD / Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co. Ltd.
  • More SpecsLess Specs

From the architect. The Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) is home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation.

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The 15-storey, 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge.

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© Iwan Baan

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus has developed its urban fabric over the last 50 years with the university’s many faculties housed in visually coherent, yet very different buildings. The JCIT creates a new urban space that enriches the diversity of university life and expresses the dynamism of an institution looking to the future. 

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© Iwan Baan

Located on a narrow, irregular site at the northeastern tip of the university campus (bordered by the university’s football ground to the south, and the Chatham Road/ Kowloon Corridor motorway interchange to the north), the JCIT is connected to the heart of the campus; encouraging the university’s various faculties and schools to develop multidisciplinary initiatives and engagement with the community, government, industry, NGO’s and academia.

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The JCIT design dissolves the typical typology of the tower/podium into a more fluid composition. Interior and exterior courtyards create informal spaces to meet and interact, complementing the large exhibition forums, studios, theatre and recreational facilities. 

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The tower’s design promotes a multidisciplinary environment by connecting the variety of programs within the School of Design; establishing a collective research culture where many contributions and innovations can feed off each other.

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Students, staff and visitors move through 15 levels of studios, workshops, labs, exhibition and event areas within the school. Interior glazing and voids bring transparency and connectivity, while circulation routes and communal spaces have been arranged to encourage interaction between the many learning clusters and design disciplines.

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© Iwan Baan

With its contribution of HK$249 million towards the construction of JCIT, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust also funds the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. 

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7 Comments

Jeff · May 21, 2014

I love this building. Zaha hadid architects at their best, and I haven't seen much of that over the past few years. Well done!

Jhon Ebred · May 16, 2014

fantástico e surpriendente

Chad S. · May 13, 2014

She's gone off the deep end. This is one of the ugliest buildings I've seen, ever.

Scott Smith · May 13, 2014

Their stuff is so love and hate. This is definitely a love project, well done and beautifully documented.

Heywood Floyd · May 13, 2014 06:11 PM

I agree. This one is much more architectonically comprehensible for some reason, not just another crash landed UFO. It is also more sensitive to its site. The strong horizonatality of the sunscreen patterns are appropriate for an elevation facing a highway.

Halley Qian · May 13, 2014

it must have taken huge effort to figure out the structures, details etc

Joe Davidson · May 12, 2014

Ah wow, imagine studying there!

Hunter · May 12, 2014

amazing project.

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