LCE Architects, as part of a group of consultants led by leading architects Leigh & Orange, won an international competition to design phase 2 of this park, one of the largest of its kind in the world. We worked on this project with a team of international design, engineering, project management and cost consultancies from the UK, China and the USA. The laboratory content of this project comprises some 20,000m² of laboratory space supported by technical office space.
Based on a ‘universal building’ concept, the lettable laboratory space incorporates open-span structures within which laboratory modules can be planned and fitted out to meet a wide range of organisational and specialist needs. Planning provisions, including ‘interstitial’ services corridors, enable individual tenant areas from 100m² to whole floors and floor multiples to be created with full barrier isolation and dedicated laboratory services provisions.
Our objective was to create highly adaptable, energy efficient buildings set in a beautifully landscaped seafront site efficiently connected to the adjacent Tolo highway that provides the main road link between the Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China.