2023 The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Hong Kong Honors and Awards Ceremony was held on 4 December 2023. SYSTRA Hong Kong, as the Traffic Engineering Consultants, led by the Architect, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, was awarded with Merit Award for Architecture and Merit Award for Urban Design.
The award-winning project, the 1.1-sq-km Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Guangzhou Campus, was opened in September 2022. The project is located in Nansha Area, south of Guangzhou and adjacent to the Qingsheng station on the high-speed Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.
The campus is developed into two phases, which consists of a total GFA of 1,082,000 m2 to accommodate more than 10,000 students and faculty with full range of facilities, including lecture theatre, classroom, laboratory, library, sports, hostel, green area & amenities.
SYSTRA Hong Kong provided Traffic Consultancy Services for HKUST Guangzhou Campus
SYSTRA Hong Kong provided traffic consulting services for the HKUST Guangzhou Campus from Master Planning Stage to Preliminary Design Stage, aiming to enhancing overall traffic and transport connectivity, providing people-oriented and efficient traffic infrastructure within the campus.
As the campus features carbon neutrality, SYSTRA Hong Kong also carried out a feasibility study on innovative traffic strategy such as car free zone and emission free autonomous network, aiming to provide traffic engineering solutions in a smart, sustainable way.
Key Scope and Solutions:
- Campus Traffic and Transport Planning related designs
- Analysis of External Traffic Connectivity and Strategic Routing
- Planning of the Internal Traffic Network and Access Strategy
- Estimation of Internal Traffic Demand
- Sizing and Design of Internal Traffic Facilities including internal carriageway, drop off facilities, cycling track, car ramp, L/UL docks, basement carpark
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