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Project Data. Project Cost (Phase I) $16M Site Area (Phase I) 5000 m 2 Total GFA (Phase I) 228 m 2 Project Inception(Phase I)Feb 2000 Commencement (Phase I) Jul 2000 Completion (Phase I) Dec 2000. Case Study. Wetland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I).

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Case study

Project Data

Project Cost (Phase I) $16M

Site Area (Phase I) 5000 m2

Total GFA (Phase I) 228 m2

Project Inception(Phase I)Feb 2000

Commencement (Phase I) Jul 2000

Completion (Phase I) Dec 2000

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Wetland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I)


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The Site

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Wetland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I)


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The Goals

  • Millennium project for HK’s Eco-tourism

  • Architecture

  • harmonize with adjacent wetland

  • environmental friendly

  • convey message :

  • Respect Ecosystem

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Westland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I)


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Master Layout

Visitor Centre (Phase I)

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Wetland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I)


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Visual Impact

  • Building echoes adjacent wetland

  • Low rise, simple massing, use of natural finishmaterials, sculptures of wetland animals

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Wetland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I)


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Building Envelop

Roof Insulation

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Deep overhang

Minimum opening

Double Wall

Timber Screen

Wetland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I)


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OTTV

  • OTTV = 4.32W/m2

  • Statutory requirement = 70W/m2(podium),

  • 30W/m2 (tower block)

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Wetland Park Visitor Centre (Phase I)


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Use of Natural Ventilation & Daylight

  • Photo cell to switch on lighting when illumination level is low

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  • Wind sensor to switch on extraction fan when natural air movement is insufficient

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Material Re-use

  • Old bricks from China

  • Granite rock paving from boundary wall of Wanchai Police Headquarters

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Material Re-use

  • Gabion wall infill made from oyster shell from Lau Fau Shan

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Material Re-use

  • Boundary fence wall using dismantled timber formwork from concreting

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Material with recycled content

  • Pulverized fuel ash (PFA) as cement replacement for all structural concrete

Use of non-depletable substances

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  • Use of environmentally friendly refrigerant (zero ozone depletion potential) R407c for the direct expansion type A/C system

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Minimize Construction Waste

  • Steel metal decking as permanent formwork for

  • roof slab

  • Prefabricated Air ducts

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  • Use of second

  • hand formwork

  • from other

  • building sites

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Landscape Design

  • Use of native wetland plant species where suitable

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