Design Aspirations (1-4) Behind the Pokfield Campus Development
Entering the future new Campus at Pokfield Road, visitors will encounter a journey of discovery embodied in the architecture and space design of the Pokfield Campus. The site will be transformed into a contemporary campus blending eastern philosophy with innovative and smart IT technology, designed with well-being and sustainable development in mind. The void and spaces in the compound will create a timeless and forward-looking ambience, symbolising HKU’s heritage over the past century while showcasing our vision.
The design aspiration of the Pokfield Campus is to travel into the future, imagining what the future of education looks like in 2030 and beyond for HKU and Hong Kong, by creating an iconic new campus hub for the coming decades with state-of-the-art academic, cultural and sports facilities.
The 21st century requires new thinking to reflect the dynamic and changing context in tertiary education. The Pokfield Campus will bring a contemporary infrastructure of a future learning environment designed for creativity and innovation and will be scalable and adaptable for years to come.
Learning spaces will integrate versatile layouts and technologies to promote collaborative and active learning. As physical and virtual worlds collide, advanced videoconference capabilities on campus will make it easy to interact and engage with students online or face-to-face.
Positive Spaces vs Negative Spaces
This principle refers to the close integration of positive spaces with specified functions and negative spaces within the campus, such as interconnected outdoor and indoor terraces, patios, gardens, walkways, ramps, escalator systems, etc.
For the academic Complex in Phase 1 Development, the future flagship campus of HKU Business School will offer visual connectivity across internal atriums, providing tranquil breakouts and learning spaces at its indoor gardens and green roof gardens. Void areas, atriums and spaces divided by glass partitions bring flexibility and visual extension to visitors, enriching their campus experience and enabling them to enjoy the surroundings.
As one of the future campus hubs of the University, the Pokfield Campus will offer ample teaching and learning spaces powered by innovative ICT technology to provide a top-notch learning environment for HKU students from all around the world.
We aim to incorporate state-of-the-art digital infrastructure that will enable research in an advanced area, support a hybrid delivery model of teaching and conference, and create an immersive and interactive environment at the level of a 21st-century world-leading university.
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