Chinese University of Hong Kong Medical Centre
This CUHK Medical Centre is a non-profit, private teaching hospital. with a Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) Plus Platinum Rating. It has a capacity of 516 inpatient beds together with outpatient, day surgery, and an emergency medicine centre. Sustainable features such as renewable energy and a rainwater harvesting system were incorporated to reduce natural resource dependency and reduce operational carbon emissions.
A combination of passive and active sustainability initiatives were designed by our team including specifications for the high-performance Low-E IGU glazing of the façade. This façade has been designed to maximise daylight, reduce heat gain, and improve acoustic performance. Vertical architectural fins on the façade also block unwanted sunlight and glare. We undertook CFD modelling that showed the Sky Garden would ensure additional fresh air, reduce the heat island effect and facilitate improved wind movement around the building.
"This was the first university-owned hospital for private teaching in Hong Kong. Our sustainability team provided sustainability design and BEAM Plus consultancy for this project with a goal of improving patient experience. The project has achieved BEAM Plus Platinum Rating and was shortlisted as a finalist in the Green Building Awards 2019." Joe Tang, Director.
Cundall provided sustainability consulting services on this project which achieved BEAM Plus Platinum Rating and was shortlisted as a finalist in the Green Building Awards 2019.