Prepared by: Ir Andrew Yan
29 members had joined the captioned visit organized by
the Electrical Division on 19 October 2019.
Upon arrival, Mr Anders Yau, Associate
Project Director – E&M and Mr. Patrick Ho, Project Manager - E&M of New
World Development Company, welcomed our members and gave us a brief
introduction of the re-development. Victoria Dockside is built on the site formerly known as
Holt’s Wharf - a godown terminal next to the Kowloon and Canton Railway in Tsim
Sha Tsui. The
redevelopment project was commenced in 2012 and involved over 100 international
and local architects and designers in Hong Kong. The re-development complex consists of 3
major parts, including K11 Musea (shopping center), K11 Artus (serviced
apartments) and K11 Atelier (offices) and was fully opened in Q3 2019.
After the briefing, the member visited the grid-connected
building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system and the oil-free
chiller plant of K11 Atelier. This
facade BIPV system is one of the HK’s
largest BIPV systems. The building acquired two top-class green building certifications, and its
energy usage intensity is 1.5 times lower than typical Hong Kong office
that, the participants visited the green features of the complex. Besides the 50,000
square feet of green walls inside the shopping arcade, Nature Discovery Park, the Hong
Kong’s first urban biodiversity museum and sustainability-themed education
was built at the roof the shopping arcade.
It showcased Hong
Kong’s ecological importance and global value and played host to a variety of
rare plants endemic to Hong Kong shore.
Through this visit, members gained an
in-depth understanding about the operation of Victoria Dockside and its
concept. On behalf of the EL Division,
we would like to express our gratefulness to Mr. Yau, Mr. Ho, New World
Development Company Limited and K11 Group for arranging and supporting the