Herzog & de Meuron
Project
2006-2012
Realization
2011-2018
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Process

An initial concept is based on the maximum building volume permitted by capacity and solar access regulations. The scaffold-like structure allows for various uses and the cultivation of vertical gardens.

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A second design proposes placing a horizontal block, structured like a bridge on top of the existing buildings.

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The former police station is one of the most important architectural vestiges of British rule.

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The final design includes a new passageway that opens up the compound to the surroundings and turns the former prison yard into a plaza, flanked by new buildings facing Arbuthnot Road and Old Bailey Street.

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Volumetric studies for the two new buildings to be inserted within the existing complex. Staircases form unique spaces that can also be used as performance venues.

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Aluminum elements for the facades: color, shape and size of the modules are designed to reference the stone walls.

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The elements of the numerous interventions are poured in situ based on mock-ups; a finish is selected for them that is in keeping with their location.

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Construction of the complex combining old and new buildings.

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Views and impressions of the Arbuthnot wing.

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Facade and the interior of the Old Bailey wing.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

Client
The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hong Kong
Planning
Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Executive Architect: Rocco Design Architects Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Conservation Architect: Purcell, London, UK
Structural Engineering: Arup, London, UK & Arup, Hong Kong, China
Landscape Architect: AECOM, Hong Kong, China
MEP Engineering: J Roger Preston Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Planning Consultant: Townland Consultants Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustics Engineering: Shen Milsom & Wilke Ltd., Hong Kong, China
AV Consulting: Shen Milsom & Wilke Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Art Advisor: David Elliot, Berlin, Germany
Building Physics Consulting: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Environmental & Archeology Consultant: ERM, Hong Kong, China
BEAM+ Sustainability Consultant: Hyder Consulting Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Civil Engineering: Arup, Hong Kong, China
Facade Engineering: Arup, Hong Kong, China
Fire Engineering: Arup, Hong Kong, China
Geotechnical Engineering: Arup, Hong Kong, China
IT Consultant: Arup, Hong Kong, China
Lighting Consulting: Arup, London, UK & Arup, Hong Kong, China
Metallurgist: C M Whittington & Associates Pty Ltd., Melbourne, Australia
Retail Operation Consulting: Knight Frank, Hong Kong, China
Scenography Consulting: dUCKS scéno, Villeurbanne, France
Security Consulting: Arup, Hong Kong, China
Traffic Consulting: MVA, Hong Kong, China
Theater Consulting: Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong, China
Wayfinding: Marc & Chantal Design, Hong Kong, China
Arboriculturalist Consulting: Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China
Contractors
Management Contractor: Gammon Construction Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Demolition Works: YSK2 Engineering Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Stengthening Works to Existing Structure: Shui Wing Engineering Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Historic Buildings Structural Alteration, Underpinning and Strengthening: Yau Lee Construction Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Historic Roofs, Windows and Doors Repair and Replacement: Harvest Century Holdings (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Historic Buildings Facades Repair: Stonewest Ltd., London, UK
New Buildings Piling & Underpinning Works: Win Win Way Construction Ltd., Hong Kong, China
New Buildings Exposed Concrete Frame including Foundation & Basement Wall: United Soundfair Engineering Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, China
New Buildings Structural Steelwork: Gammon Construction Ltd., Hong Kong, China
New Buildings Facade Construction: Josef Gartner & Co. (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Aluminium Brick Production: Hycast Metals Pty Ltd., Sydney, Australia
Underground Drainage Works & Utilities: Shui Wing Engineering Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, China
P&D / MVAC / FS Installation: Hsin Chong Aster Building Services Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Electrical Installation: Chat Horn Engineering Ltd., Hong Kong, China
ELV, Security & PA System: Chubb Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, China
IT: Jardine One Solution (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Feature Light Fittings: Macostar Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Elevators: Otis Elevator Co. (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Fitting-out Works / Facing Brick & Plaster Repair: Yearfull Contracting Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Fitting-out Works (JC Contemporary Restaurant): Sun Bright Construction Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Sanitary Fittings: Jebsen Building Products Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Ironmongeries: Jardine Engineering Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Soft Landscaping / Tree Compensation Works: Oriental Landscapes Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Hard Landscape & External Works: Marmitar Masonry HK Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Building Data
Site Area: 156'076 sqft, 14'500 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 290'625 sqft, 27'000 sqm
Number of levels: 4
Footprint: 146'389 sqft, 13'600 sqm
Length: 459 ft, 140 m
Width: 360 ft, 110 m
Height: 164 ft, 50 m
Links
www.taikwun.hk

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2007. The Complete Works. Volume 6.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Basel, Birkhäuser, 2018.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva Monografias. Herzog & de Meuron 2013-2017.” Vol. No. 191-192, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 12.2016.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva Monografías. Herzog & de Meuron 2005-2013.” Vol. No. 157/158, Madrid, Arquitectura Viva SL, 09.2012.

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