SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

HKYWCA Sydney Leong Holiday Lodge, Hong Kong

The lodge replaces HKYWCA’s buildings scattered across the 30-year-old campus, located in San Shek Wan, south Lantau Island. The new two-storey centre was designed as a sustainable campus from the outset, with the project’s key principles being low environmental impact and increased green coverage.

The mass and orientation of the centre respects the natural topography. The distinctive grass rooftop increases green coverage across the site to 65 percent and is structurally resolved with a feature V-column. It also maximizes sustainability: solar gain is minimized by orienting the windows away from the west; natural ventilation is encouraged by an east-west orientation with openable windows throughout the centre. The design also minimized construction and long-term maintenance costs by using a limited palette of materials.
 

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HKYWCA Sydney Leong Holiday Lodge, Hong Kong

The lodge replaces HKYWCA’s buildings scattered across the 30-year-old campus, located in San Shek Wan, south Lantau Island. The new two-storey centre was designed as a sustainable campus from the outset, with the project’s key principles being low environmental impact and increased green coverage.

The mass and orientation of the centre respects the natural topography. The distinctive grass rooftop increases green coverage across the site to 65 percent and is structurally resolved with a feature V-column. It also maximizes sustainability: solar gain is minimized by orienting the windows away from the west; natural ventilation is encouraged by an east-west orientation with openable windows throughout the centre. The design also minimized construction and long-term maintenance costs by using a limited palette of materials.