Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong

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Height: Architectural 107.4 m / 352 ft
Height: Occupied 99.1 m / 325 ft
Height: To Tip 107.4 m / 352 ft
Floors Above Ground 19
Tower GFA 49,000 m² / 527,432 ft²


Official Name Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Hong Kong
Street Address & Map Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Building Function education
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2013

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer City University of Hong Kong
Design Ronald Lu & Partners
Structural Engineer
Design Hyder Consulting
Main Contractor Hsin Chong Group
Other Consultant
• Landscape ACLA
• Quantity Surveyor Langdon & Seah

About Academic 3, City University of Hong Kong

Academic 3 connects sectors of the City University of Hong Kong campus and offers a green oasis at its heart. Facilities include classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, multi-function rooms, common areas, administrative offices, a 600-seat lecture theatre, a canteen and a roof garden. In the podium, teaching labs predominate the program, while in the upper section, the administration building contains the board council and Vice Chancellor’s offices, as well as two sky courts, which afford prime views.

The green deck connects the dormitory in the northern campus to the university core, and grows from two to four stories as it progresses toward Cornwall Street. Beneath the open park at roof level, the podium, known as the “Forest of Intellect”, which provides informal meeting space and amenities, accommodates teaching rooms and a 600-seat lecture theatre at its southern tip. By raising the podium above ground level, pedestrian access from the street to the park beyond also gives the public a greater natural resource to enjoy.

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