A lab building in the central research hub on campus. Credit: TAL.

Aerial view of the central research hub. Credit: Zhang Chao.

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HKUST(GZ) Wins HKIE Structural Excellence Award

The KPF-designed research campus received the Grand Award in the Project – Overseas category of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Structural Division program.

The 267-acre campus, which opened in 2022, was designed and built on a fast-tracked schedule with a framework for long-term campus decarbonization. Both the main outdoor collaboration areas and the buildings themselves incorporate a combination of active and passive thermal comfort strategies to guarantee the well-being and enjoyment of occupants within the humid micro-climate of the site. The project spans over 50 buildings, featuring a central research hub with labs, classrooms, and a library, housing for students and faculty, an athletic facility, and a university activity center.

The HKIE Structural Division – Structural Excellence Awards were created to celebrate the best of structural engineering in the design and construction of buildings, infrastructures, research, and application. The Grand Award is the highest honor, followed by the Commendation Award and Finalist. Learn more about HKIE – Structural Division here.