KWUN CHUNG STREET HOTEL

Location
Jordan, Hong Kong
Type
Architecture / Hospitality
GFA
4,500sm
Status
Project, 2015
Client
Bright Company Limited
Design Architect
A:I
Project Manager
AAA Engineers & Planning Limited
Authorized Person
Wong Pak Lam & Associates
Structural Consultant
Wong Pak Lam & Associates
Planner
Albert So Surveyors Limited
Traffic Consultant
Ozzo Technology (HK) Limited
Hospitality Consultant
Bright Solution Consulting Limited
A:I Project Team
Dennis Lee
Ivy Ip
Ruby Chow
Marcus Mak
Ice Ou
Jimmy Cheung

Kwun Chung Street Hotel is a ground-up and free-standing redevelopment in the Jordan District in Hong Kong. The project site is at the heart of the famed street markets on Bowring and Temple Street, also within a mixed use neighborhood with wet market, restaurants, recycled center, automobile maintenance center, gymnasium, convenience stores, serviced business center, municipal building, etc. Variety is the theme of the neighborhood.


In our initial thoughts, besides grounding the project within the unique fabrics of Jordan neighborhood, in terms of overall design we focused on developing architectural details of the facade system instead of the overall building geometry. This is mostly due to the reality that in Hong Kong most developers are destined to maximize their projects’ Gross Floor Area without much room for flexibility. We see this constraint as a challenge instead of limitation, this process helps us to explore ideas on guest room window bays, indoor natural lighting, and prefabrication and modularization means.

Kwun Chung Street Hotel shall accommodate 99 Guest Rooms with Shops, Cafe, Health Facility, and a Sky Garden.For the typical floor plate of 172 sm we provided a layout of 7 rooms, averaging about 18 sm per room in addressing the client’s room keys requirement.