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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in Cornwall Street, Hong Kong by Studio Daniel Libeskind

July 3rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre for the City University of Hong Kong will provide facilities that will enable the University to become the first in Asia to offer the highest level of education and training in the creative media fields. The Centre will house the Centre for Media Technology and the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology. Studio Daniel Libeskind is working with Leigh & Orange Architects and expects the building to be completed in 2010.

Media Centre (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
  • Location: Cornwall Street, Hong Kong
  • Competition: 2002
  • Completion: 2010
  • Client: City University of Hong Kong

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

  • Building Address: Cornwall Street, City University of Hong Kong,Cornwall Street, Kowloon Tong
  • Building Area:263,000 sq.ft.
  • Structure:Steel and concrete structure with ceramic tile cladding
  • Joint Venture Partner:Leigh & Orange Ltd. (Hong Kong)
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP (London and Hong Kong)
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer: ARUP
  • Geotechnical/Civil Engineer: ARUP

Media Centre (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

  • Civil Engineering, Specialists, Environmental, IT & Communications, Audio Visual, Acoustics, Fire, Building Innovation, Traffic Engineering: ARUP (Hong Kong)
  • Town Planning: EDAW
  • Cost Estimation: Rider, Levitt, and Bucknall (Hong Kong)
  • Landscape Architect: ADI Limited (Hong Kong)
  • Contractor: China Resources Construction
  • Photo Credits: Gollings Photography PTY Ltd

Interior View (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

The distinctive crystalline design will create an extraordinary range of spaces rich in form, light, and material that, together, will create an inspiring environment for research and creativity. Internal activity spaces have been designed specifically to encourage collaboration through openness and connectivity. The Centre will also serve as an exciting place for visitors, who will be welcomed to enjoy the facilities as part of an extended public outreach program of courses and events.

Media Centre (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

The facility will also include a multi-purpose theatre, sound stages, laboratories, classrooms, exhibition spaces, a cafe and a restaurant.  Secluded landscaped gardens to the north of the building will be available for students and the general public alike.

Classroom (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

Conference Room (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

Interior View (Image Courtesy Gollings Photography)

Street View



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