Conference Lodge @ Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Site
The site is situated beautifully at the far end of the Main Campus of the University, facing the seashore without any visual obstruction.

The site is a 1,680sq.m linear site with North-South Orientation, planning with 8 storey of total GFA 6,950 sq.m.

The Design Synopsis
The linear site originally fosters a linear narrow architectural block with a juxtaposition gesture. However, the 180 degree sea view fosters a stronger Superimposition setting by opening up the architectural massing to create a central void for both airiness and openness as well as creating a strong visual linkage around the interior of the Lodge.

The architectural superimposition is conceived as an Herbal Chest, whilst the Guest Rooms are conceived as Vertical Cubes randomly displayed around the major elevation facing north.

The designer puts Sant Agostino Flow Tile Collection by G.e.t. Casa in the entrance lobby. The directional grain of the tile is inspired by the magnificent orobico marble, bringing elegance into the interior. In other areas, given the purity and natural stone texture, FMG ROADs by G.e.t. Casa is selected to create a natural sensation and an interior transition around the interior.

The Accommodation
The entire Conference Lodge aims to create a relaxing, pleasant but contemporary hospitality ambience to welcome International Scholars and Families to stay.

The accommodation includes 130 Guest Rooms for Twin-share, Double Bed, Family Suites and Executive Suites. In order to facilitate the Academic Exchange and its supporting facilities, Conference Room and Seminar Room are flexibly provided at the Entrance Level. Restaurant and Cafeteria are also equipped at the same level along with Contemporary Reception and Lounge.

Profile of the Design Company

BARRIE HO Architecture Interiors Ltd is a proud winner of the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2015-2016, 2014-2015 & 2013-2014, HKIA Cross-Strait Architectural Design Awards 2015 & 2013, Golden Pin Design Award 2014, HKSAR Quality Building Awards 2012 (Finalist) & 2010 (Merit), Dubai Cityscape Architectural Awards 2008, accumulating over 120 International Prestigious Awards from Dubai, USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, and the Asia Pacific.