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Jockey Club Innovation Tower wins RIBA Award for International Excellence

by Sophie Cullen on Oct 28, 2016 in Architecture
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All images by Virgile Simone Bertrand courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

All images by Virgile Simone Bertrand courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Selected from 30 projects from around the world, Jockey Club Innovation Tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects has won a RIBA Award for International Excellence 

Home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Jockey Club Innovation Tower comprises 15 storeys and the 15,000 sq-m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge.

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The tower's interior and exterior courtyards create informal spaces to meet and interact, complementing the large exhibition forums, studios, theatre and recreational facilities. Its design promotes a multidisciplinary environment by connecting the variety of programs within the School of Design, encouraging interaction between the many learning clusters and design disciplines.

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