Date, time & venue
2009-10-31;10:00am - 12:00pm;The new campus of the HKDI
Technical Visit to New Campus for the Hong Kong Design Institute(Jointly organised with Joint Structural Division)
Date, time & venue31 October 2009 (Sat); 10:00am - 12:00pm; The new campus of HKDI (Assembly at Exit A1, Tiu Keng Leung MTR Station at 9:45am)
SpeakerIr Maverick Chan is currently a Senior Engineer of Ove Arup & Partners (Hong Kong) Limited. He has over 18 years of experience on various civil and structural engineering projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Overseas. He is the Project Manager of the structural team of the HKDI project.
Programme HighlightsThe Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), established by VTC, is to provide world class design education for the people of Hong Kong. As part of their plan, VTC has decided to erect a brand new campus for the HKDI and invited entries worldwide for a quality design through competition. The new HKDI campus being constructed is the winning design of the competition by a France architect among 162 entries collected around the global.The new campus is located adjacent to MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station with a site area of around 14,500 m2 and GFA of around 38,400m2. The structure of the new campus consists of a 110m square “floating platform” for the learning and resources centre. This 2-storey high floating platform is elevated at 33m above ground level and is consisted of PT-steel-RC composite trusses. It is supported by four teaching complex towers, which are constructed by steel diagrid structural system. The floating platform is also linked to the ground level by an escalator sitting directly on a three-dimensional steel truss with 50m span.This visit will present the structural design and construction of HKDI campus. It will also include a site walk to the newly constructed diagrid towers and the floating platform with PT-steel-RC composite trusses.
Registration & EnquiriesThis technical visit is free of charge and prior registration is required. The number of participants is limited to 20 for the visit and applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.