MVA’s Significant Project Tai Kwun - The Centre for Heritage and Arts, Wins Multiple Awards
23 August 2021

MVA’s Significant Project Tai Kwun - The Centre for Heritage and Arts, Wins Multiple Awards

Tai Kwun – The Centre for Heritage and Arts, has again been given two prestigious awards – the RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021 and the Quality Building Award 2020.

Tai Kwun (meaning ‘Big Station’) is the Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong, formerly known as the Central Police Station in the colonial era. The renovation and revitalisation project began in 2008, took twelve years of making.

Awards:

  • The RIBA International Awards for Excellence 2021
  • The Quality Building Award 2020 – Grand Award in Hong Kong Building (Renovation/ Revitalisation) category

The RIBA International Awards for Excellence is globally recognised and awards buildings that change the world. In 2021, there were 16 remarkable projects which won the Prize, ranged from 11 countries. Tai Kwun, is the only winning structure from Hong Kong. The award was presented in July 2021.

The Quality Building Award (QBA), an award co-organised by nine leading professional institutions of the property sector in Hong Kong, recognised Tai Kwun – The Centre for Heritage and Arts with Grand Award in the Hong Kong building (Renovation / Revitalisation) Category.

SYSTRA MVA as the Lead Traffic Consultant

SYSTRA MVA provided professional traffic engineering and transport planning consultancy services for the conceptual design stage and construction for Tai Kwun. The revitalisation project has been recognised by several international and local awards in which MVA contributed since 2008, led by local and international Architects and conservation architects.

The historical site is the only winning structure from Hong Kong in the RIBA recognition, and it also won the Grand Price - Hong Kong Building (Renovation/ Revitalisation) category in the latest QBA.

Key Solutions:

  • Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA)
  • Transport Planning – Pedestrian Forecast
  • Traffic Improvement Works outside Site Boundary
  • Construction Traffic Impact Assessment (CTIA) + Temporary Traffic Management (TTM)
  • Implementation Roadworks Around the Site
  • Temporary Relocation of Traffic Signal Light

Photo source: RIBA © Edmond Leong

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