The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) has been embarking on a long-term development plan with the goal of becoming a leading private university since 2010. We have expanded a green campus which offers state-of-the-art learning, teaching, research and residential facilities to meet the needs and demands of quality tertiary education in the 21st century. HSUHK is the first among the higher education institutions in Hong Kong to achieve the final “Platinum” rating, the highest standard awarded by the BEAM Plus Assessment Scheme of the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) for its commitment to applying environmental measures in academic buildings, residential halls and facilities. HSUHK also received the greatest number of awards of BEAM Plus “Platinum” and was a finalist of Green Building Award of HKGBC.
- G/F: HSUHK Library: Reference and Course Reserve Collections, 24-hour Study Area, Learning Commons, Special Collections Room, Printing Room, Group Discussion Rooms, Dr Ho Wai Kuen Discussion Room, CMA Knowledge Base; Café, Student Co-op Shop
- 1/F: HSUHK Library: Circulation, Serials and CFA & CPA Collections, Learning Commons, Study Carrels, Group Discussion Rooms, E-learning Classroom
- 2/F: HSUHK Library: Multi-media Collection, Group Viewing Room, English Language Centre, Chinese Language Centre, Decision Sciences Technology Laboratory, Ho Tak Sum Classroom, Ho Cheuk Fai Classroom, B Action Classroom, 1 Classroom, Podium Roof Garden
- 3/F: 11 Classrooms, 2 Computer Rooms, Lai Shu Chi Teaching Room, Pong Hong Siu Chu Lecture Hall
- 4/F: Fung Yiu King Hall (Conference Hall with simultaneous interpretation facilities), Financial Trading Laboratory, Translation and Interpretation Laboratory, Virtual Reality Centre – Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytics Laboratory, Behavioural Laboratory, 4 Classrooms
- R/F: Sky Light, Roof Garden
The S H Ho Academic Building was opened on 17 September 2012. The academic building has a HSUHK Library with Reference and Course Reserve Collections and Learning Commons on the lower floors, multi-purpose classrooms, Language Centres and a Decision Sciences Technology Laboratory on the intermediate floors, together with a top-niche Virtual Reality Centre – Virtual Reality and Big Data Analytics Laboratory, a Financial Trading Laboratory, and the Fung Yiu King Hall which is a conference hall with simultaneous interpretation facilities. The S H Ho Academic Building attained the Final Platinum rating of BEAM Plus New Buildings V1.1 certification awarded by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Indoor Air Quality Certificate (Excellent Class) issued by the Environmental Protection Department.
- G/F: Six-lane Indoor Swimming Pool, Catering Outlet
- 1/F: Multi-purpose Room, Music Room, Chinese Restaurant
- 2/F: Fitness Centre, Dance Studio, Sports Hall
- 3/F: Offices for Student Union, Associations and Societies
- R/F: Roof Garden, Organic Farmland
Construction of the Lee Shau Kee Complex was completed on 17 October 2013 and the Complex was opened for operation in phases from 4 November 2013. This indoor sports and amenities building has a six-lane indoor swimming pool, a canteen, a Chinese restaurant, a Sports Hall and offices for Student Union and storage/meeting venues for student organisations. The Sports Hall offers space for a five-a-side football ground, badminton and basketball courts. A fitness centre, a multi-purpose room, a dance studio and a music room for students’ musical interest groups practice are also housed in this complex. In addition, there are areas designated for planting organic vegetables at the lower roof top coupled with the green roof top. The building is connected to the S H Ho Academic Building and Wei Lun Square by two link bridges at ground level across the existing nullah. The Lee Shau Kee Complex attained the Final Platinum rating of BEAM Plus New Buildings V1.1 certification awarded by the Hong Kong Green Building Council; and received the Indoor Air Quality Certificate (Excellent Class) issued by the Environmental Protection Department and the Certificate of Compliance Registration for Energy Efficiency of Building Services Installation issued by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.
Wei Lun Square is an open plaza with a green courtyard, Lam Tai Fai Clock Tower, and water cascade, opened for use on 5 March 2014.
- G/F and M/F: Art Gallery and Exhibition
- 1/F: Coffee Corner
- 2/F: Auditorium, Podium Garden, Mr & Mrs Xiao Tan Ping Hall, Mr & Mrs Wong Siu Hung Classroom, 1 Classroom
- 3/F: Multi-media Training Centre, Radio Broadcast Training Centre, Applied Statistics Laboratory, Dr & Mrs Cheung Wah Keung Classroom, 1 Computer Room, 3 Classrooms
- 4/F: Podium Garden, Mr and Mrs Tsang Wing Wah Classroom, Build King Classroom, 8 Classrooms
- 5/F – 8/F: Academic and Administration Offices, 5 Classrooms
- 8/F: Senior Staff Offices, College Chamber
The Lee Quo Wei Academic Building was completed and opened on 2 September 2013. A state-of-the-art jewel box Auditorium with more than 400 seats and extendable facilities for international conferences, exhibitions and performances is located at the lower block of this eight-storey academic and administration twin building. The tower block consists of a variety of classrooms, a Radio Broadcast Training Centre and a Multi-media Training Centre, some academic and administration offices such as senior staff offices on the intermediate floors and a College Chamber on the top floor. This block is adjacent to the Academic and Administration Building (Block N) and forms the functioning core of the campus. The Lee Quo Wei Academic Building attained the Final Platinum rating of BEAM Plus New Buildings V1.1 certification awarded by the Hong Kong Green Building Council; and received the Indoor Air Quality Certificate (Excellent Class) issued by the Environmental Protection Department and the Certificate of Compliance Registration for Energy Efficiency of Building Services Installation issued by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.
- 2/F: “Rendezvous” Staff/Student Cafeteria, “The Always” Restaurant, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Open Basketball Court, Staff Quarters/Student Hostel (Old Hall), Deep Learning Research and Application Centre, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Stimulation and Interactive Learning Centre, Research Institute for Business, Centre for Greater China Studies
- 3/F: SCOM TV Studio, SCOM TV Lab, ATM, “The Way”
- 4/F: College Hall
- 6/F: Growth and Counselling Centre, Office for Joint Institution Network for Student Success (JINESS)
- 7/F: Language Laboratory, IT Learning Centre, Multi-purpose Activity Room, Computer Laboratory (24-hour)
- 8/F: Translation Workshop, Computer Laboratory
- 9/F: 5 Classrooms
- 10/F: Lecture Theatre, 5 Classrooms
Construction of the Academic and Administration Building (Block M) was completed in 1980, the year when Hang Seng School of Commerce (HSSC), the predecessor of HSMC, was found.
Since the 1980s, the Academic and Administration Building (Block M) played an important role whilst HSSC became a prestigious business school and a pioneering and leading provider of sub-degree programmes in business and related programmes. Most of the academic and administrative offices, as well as classrooms, had been re-located to S H Ho Academic Building and Lee Quo Wei Academic Building in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
- G/F: Radio Broadcasting Studio, Student Common Room, Career Office, Student Affairs Office, Wu Jieh Yee Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- 1/F: Registry, Alice Lam Lecture Theatre
- 2/F: 2 Computer Laboratories, Multi-media Laboratory
- 2/F – 4/F: 14 Classrooms
- 5/F: Lecture Room
Construction of the Academic and Administration Building (Block N) was completed in 2008. The building consists of the Radio Broadcasting Studio which serves mainly the students of the School of Communication with advanced teaching and learning facilities.
S H Ho Academic Building, Lee Shau Kee Complex, Wei Lun Square and Lee Quo Wei Academic Building marked the completion of Phase I of the College’s Master Campus Expansion Plan. Phase II – HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges has been completed in September 2015.
HSUHK is grateful for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the donation of HK$200 million towards the construction cost of the HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges, with about 1,200 students accommodated in these three blocks of residence halls with four colleges including Mosaic College, Wellness College, Amity College and Evergreen College. As part of the Master Campus Expansion Plan, the three blocks of residence halls adopt a model similar to “Residential Colleges (RC)” which combines living and learning for students to learn and to engage in self-improvement to develop interpersonal networks, and to nurture students a sense of commitment and self-discipline. The RC achieved the Final Platinum rating of BEAM Plus New Buildings V1.2 certification awarded by the Hong Kong Green Building Council and received the Certificate of Compliance Registration for Energy Efficiency of Building Services Installation issued by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.
The site is well situated on the hillside to enjoy a green vista of plants and trees within a short walkway distance uphill from the main campus. There are about 400 student quarters in this hostel complex, three to four students share a quarter with a built-in washroom and shower unit. As a succession of the entire campus theme design, this Site F hostel development continued its architectural design features same as S H Ho Academic Building to Lee Quo Wei Academic Building. Part of the facade was constructed of window wall and terracotta cladding system. Over 30% of site is covered by soft landscape including vertical greens and green roofs.
This site is located on two levels of vista green plateau, with three sides surrounded by trees and bamboo bush slopes at the back. The hostel development portion facing south enjoys a full open unobstructed view of Tate’s Cairn Tunnels entrance runway with natural ecological surroundings at the back, which forms a natural environmental contrast. The residence halls concentrated PV panels installed at roof top as an alternative electricity power supply for hostels’ common corridors, general lighting and part of hot water power supply. A Key Card System is adopted as the main tool for student residents to gain access to the main entrance doorways of the halls, entrance doors of each block and residential unit. It is also used for paying the unit’s air-conditioning electricity consumption and usage of self-service laundries. Security monitoring devices are installed at the main entrance, block entrance and escalator lobby.
To promote students’ hall life, there are a communal hall, a study room, pigeon holes and security counter, storage at the ground floor and laundry area at the lower ground floor of each block. In addition, there is an outdoor recreation ground for student activities.
Construction of the HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges was completed in September 2015.
Site C1 – Upon completion of the HSMC Jockey Club Residential Colleges, the existing staff quarters and student hostels can be decanted to pave way for Phase III development. In its place, a new composite complex with a large classroom podium will be built to cater for future needs.
Site C2 – The existing Block M can be further modified to pave way for Phase III development. It will link to the new composite complex with a large classroom podium to cater for future needs at Site C1.
Commencement of construction of Phase III will be subject to availability of funds.