Kai Tak Trade and Industry Tower

Kai Tak Trade and Industry Tower

Hong Kong

Reaching new heights in green building

The Trade and Industry Tower complex, part of the Kai Tak Development Area (KTDA), will consist of a 21-storey office tower located adjacent to a 2-storey community hall. The Tower will consist of a government bureau and a number of government departments.
In keeping with the “Green City” concept of the KTDA, heavy emphasis will be placed on energy conservation and greening. A series of renewable energy technologies, including a photovoltaic system, solar hot water system, solar chimney and daylight sun tubes will be incorporated. In addition to lush landscaping on the ground floor, the covered elevated walkway and the main roof, the project will also feature vertical greening on building façades. Overall greening will account for more than 30% of the total site area. In terms of recycling and other environmental features, the project will use rainwater for landscape irrigation and adopt an automatic refuse collection system as well as use low-emitting materials wherever appropriate.
The building will also be connected to the District Cooling System for air-conditioning.
Environmental performance

Thanks to the implementation of numerous energy conservation measures, the Trade and Industry Tower will achieve the most stringent environmental certification for buildings in Hong Kong: the BEAM Plus Platinum rating. In addition, the LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is also targeted for this development.

Key data
  • Construction period: 2012 to 2014
  • Client: Architectural Services Department
  • Architect: Wong Tung & Partners
  • Award: BEAM Plus Platinum, LEED Gold
  • Type of contract: Design & Build
  • Scope of works: Full MEP package (excluding MVAC)
  • Gross Floor Area: 50,000 m²