Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building

Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building

The Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building was purpose-built to cope with the anticipated expansion in the Faculty's research activities and to provide support for our many scientific and developmental initiatives. The building has received a Platinum Standard rating from the Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method Society (BEAM), a non-profit organisation that runs a voluntary green building labelling scheme.

The building was carefully designed to incorporate the following green features to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

  • The main facades face north and south, which minimises exposure to the setting sun.
  • A central atrium provides additional light and relief to the interior.
  • The research labs have large windows, commanding open views and allowing the entry of natural light.
  • To minimise heat, sunshades have been installed on the building's north and south elevations.
  • To achieve cost-efficiency and environmental friendliness, air-conditioning is supplied by a centralised cooling system in Area 39 that serves the Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building and other buildings.
  • Other green features include vertical greening, motion sensors for the lighting, variable air-flow in the air-conditioning system and carbon dioxide sensors for the regulation of fresh air inflow.

This nine-storey, state-of-the-art building features an open-plan layout to enhance interdisciplinary research, and is equipped with advanced biomedical equipment. Occupying its 9,860 m2 net operation floor area are a range of facilities, including a demonstration laboratory, seminar rooms, research commons, theme-based laboratories, meeting rooms, breakout areas and administrative offices.

The Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building provides our investigators and students with an environment that favours free scientific exchange and scholarly interaction and facilitates cutting-edge and translational research.