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Honor Award for Interior Architecture and Sustainability Award – The Quayside

Winner: CL3 Architects Limited

Award: Honor Award for Interior Architecture and Sustainability Award

Awarded both LEED Platinum and BEAM Plus Platinum certification with WELL Gold certification due to receive (delayed due to COVID-19).

The Quayside is an innovative mixed-use development that promotes a healthy working environment mixing work, dining, recreation, relaxation into a green oasis amidst an industrial neighbourhood in Hong Kong. The notion of “green” is achieved in these main features:

1)         Incorporating massive amount of planting through self-irrigation system. Creating vertical green columns by puncturing the floors and creating connectivity.

2)         Utilizing a passive solar design with brise soleil to filter heat on the perimeter, fully openable shop fronts on the interior to bring natural light into the space.

3)         Incorporating recycle bins, health food vending machines, relaxation podium, jogging trail, smart information systems to achieve the highest level of WELL standard.

4)         Creating interconnectivity among office reception and the retail podium through creation of slab openings to enhance a work-rest-play balanced lifestyle.

With the office lobby on the ground level, retail on the first and second levels, and a large green podium on the third level, circular openings were created to visually connect and integrate the various functions, while planting with self-irrigation and lighting system forms column structures puncturing through these openings. A grand spiral stair connects the second to the third level 4,300m² podium garden, equipped with a jogging path. The criteria for a WELL certification that includes air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort, and mind are carefully integrated to achieve a healthy workplace amidst a stark, industrial context under transformation.

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