Hong Kong is one of the areas where ironmonger Allgood Worldwide is traditionally strong, and this large project was considered worthy of a commendation by the judges.
In the pressure cooker that is Hong Kong, the Science Park represents a deliberate effort to foster a more relaxed way of working. The site is treated like a real park with plenty of greenery; the buildings contain the flexibility to be used for a range of purposes; and, the working environment is comfortable and conducive to productivity and creativity.
In development of the hardware schedule, the melding of technology, human scale and flexibility were considered crucial, as were durability of function and appearance and the need to minimise maintenance. Subtle distinctions were required between commercial and residential space. The Allgood Sembla range was selected as providing a 'hi-tech' aesthetic and design flexibility, but with a sculptural feel that makes it less austere than some other contemporary ranges.Access-control and security systems are extensive.
Architect Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong Architectural ironmonger Allgood Worldwide, in association with Key Technologies