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Old November 1st, 2004, 04:46 PM   #1
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Science Park, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Science Park

Inaugurated on 7 May 2001 as a statutory body set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is leading the transformation of Hong Kong into Asia's hub for technology innovation in the focused clusters (Electronics, Biotechnology, Precision Engineering , and IT & Telecommunications).

HKSTP offers a comprehensive range of services to cater for the needs of industry at various stages, ranging from offering a series of management and technical support programmes through industry and university collaboration; nurturing technology start-ups through the Incu-Tech programme support at a Tech Centre; providing advanced facilities and support services in the 22-hectare state-of-the-art Hong Kong Science Park for applied R&D activities; providing land and premises in the three Industrial Estates totaling 239 hectare for hi-tech manufacturing.

Advanced facilities and support services available for high technology companies include an IC Design/ Development Support Centre and a Photonics Development Support Centre for its tenants and incubatees as well as access to the best scientific and business minds that Hong Kong, China and the world have to offer.

Science Park
Design Concepts:
1. Designing for tomorrow
A regional hub for high-tech innovation

2. Designing for people
Integrated with the natural surroundings for communication and interaction

Architects:
1. Master Layout Plan and Building 1-3:
Simon Kwan and Associates Ltd.
2. Builing 4A,4B-9:
Architectural Service Department, HKSAR Government.

Photos:

Garden's features

Street features

Exterior





Inside and outside Visual Coherence

Cross-over cantilever and atrium

Transparent stair


Lighting penetration of staircase

Atrium

State-of-the-art cafe

Sun shading of office space

Lift Display

Smart card door lock system

Uplifted fan coil

Automatic vacuum refuse collection system

Artificial lighting detector

Lower position ventilation of toilet

Integrated photovoltaic panels & double skins facades

Skylight


Light and shade

Sun shading device

Foyer

Features in foyer (Designed by local Architect Dr. Simon Kwan)

Large glass curtain wall

Water features



Roof garden

Curvilinear

Chimney

Park-like environment

Communication space (Exterior view)

Communication space (Interior view)

Walkway Linking

Holes

Sustainable Design - Solar Shading

Phase 2 & 3 Development (Under construction)


Site Model of Science Park

(Photographed by Pauper, hk-place forum)
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Old November 1st, 2004, 06:10 PM   #2
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beautiful!
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Old November 1st, 2004, 08:42 PM   #3
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I like this devellopment a lot! Next time I visit HK I'll go there!
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Old November 1st, 2004, 10:57 PM   #4
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OMG! Where in HK is this? How come I don't know about it? Arrgh.
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Old November 1st, 2004, 11:04 PM   #5
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btw is this place open to the public?
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Old November 1st, 2004, 11:53 PM   #6
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btw is this place open to the public?
It is open to public during weekends. However, only the ground floors
of the buildings are open because the upper floors are offices which
are restricted areas due to security.
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 12:45 AM   #7
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OMG! Where in HK is this? How come I don't know about it? Arrgh.
This site is built on land from reclaimation in the To Lo Harbour between Shatin and Tai Po. It is near the Chinese University and the KCR University Station. In addition, it is right next to the Shatin-Tai Po cycling path that can draw a lot of people from the city on weekends.

Btw, in June 2004, "Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and Philips Electronics Hong Kong Ltd (Philips) announced the signing of a major lease agreement for facilities at the Science Park. The new location will house several of Philips' business units including Consumer Electronics - Mobile Infotainment and business creation activities for Personal Infotainment and mobile phones, Home Entertainment Networks, Mobile Display Systems and Philips Design, currently located at different offices. The facility at Science Park will become the worldwide headquarters for Philips Mobile Infotainment and also the regional headquarters for Philips Design, one of the largest design studios in the world."
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 01:51 AM   #8
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nice pictures man!
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 03:26 AM   #9
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It is open to public during weekends. However, only the ground floors
of the buildings are open because the upper floors are offices which
are restricted areas due to security.

Oh, but people are free to walk around or visit the outside daily right?
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 08:37 AM   #10
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wow, very nice, seems very green too
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 05:33 PM   #11
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Oh, but people are free to walk around or visit the outside daily right?
yes sure you can!
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Old November 2nd, 2004, 10:15 PM   #12
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Very futuristic! I like it!
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Old November 16th, 2004, 05:27 AM   #14
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they should build taller buildings there
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Old November 17th, 2004, 12:32 PM   #15
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looks great!
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Old November 17th, 2004, 12:59 PM   #16
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looks very nice and neat, and i dont think they should build taller building, hk already has enough tall buildings, what they lack is regular buildings... good luck hk with this project!
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Old November 17th, 2004, 09:43 PM   #17
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Science Park is located along Tolo Harbour in the northern suburbs. The area is quite low in density, with the Chinese University of HK sprawled out along the hillsides nearby and the highrise towers of Ma On Shan across the other side of the harbour.


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Good day for Tung as Philips completes long walk to Science Park
Dutch electronics giant launches regional and global offices, becoming first multinational to set up shop at hi-tech centre

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Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa officiates at the opening of the Philips Electronics Building at the Science & Technology Park February 2, saying Hong Kong has the ingredients to be an innovation and technology hub.

With his technology development policies often criticised, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa could get used to more days like yesterday, when Royal Philips Electronics opened a clutch of regional and global offices in Hong Kong.

Philips launched a new six-storey building at the Hong Kong Science Park in Tai Po, becoming its first major multinational corporate tenant and propping up government efforts to establish a cluster of high-technology research and development facilities at the site.

The Dutch giant, which moved its Asia-Pacific headquarters from Singapore to Hong Kong, also inaugurated its new regional base at Three Pacific Place in Wan Chai.

"This represents a vote of confidence in the future of Hong Kong," said Andreas Wente, the president and chief executive of Philips Electronics Asia-Pacific.

More than two years after it signed on as a tenant, Philips has relocated to the Science Park the global headquarters for its consumer audio-visual electronics business, Philips Mobile Infotainment, and its small displays unit, Mobile Display Systems.

The company also set up the Asia-Pacific office for Philips Design at the park, which now provides its largest design studios in the world with a floor area of 89,000 square feet.

Mr Wente said Philips was keen to tap "more creative people" in Hong Kong to boost its research and design teams in the city, as more manufacturing is being done in the mainland.

Murray Camens, a vice-president at Philips Design, said many of the consumer electronics products released by Philips worldwide were designed by its Hong Kong team, which averaged 600 design projects a year.

Philips has almost 3,000 staff in Hong Kong, with more than 450 in Wan Chai and about 400 at the Science Park. Other employees work at its factories in Kwai Chung. The company has been operating in Hong Kong since 1948.

Mr Wente said setting up the new offices in Hong Kong, which will oversee the company's manufacturing facilities in the mainland, also supported Philips' strategy to sharpen its focus on Asia-Pacific markets, where sales last year grew 17 per cent year on year.

"We are striving to generate 33 per cent of Philips' total global revenue from the Asia-Pacific by 2008, with focus on health care, lifestyle and technology," he said.

The Philips launch seemed to give Mr Tung renewed optimism over the government's "very substantial and persistent investment in science and technology" over the past seven years.

"I am confident that we will attract more investment in innovation and technology over the next few years," said Mr Tung, who has largely ignored the sceptics since he directed billions towards making Hong Kong a research and development hub.

The government-backed Science Park, like Cyberport in Pokfulam, has been criticised as being in competition with the top office developments in the city.

Still, it has been a long walk in the park. In June 2002, Science Park officials claimed more than 70 per cent occupancy in the site's first phase when Philips signed on. That was still the number cited by officials yesterday.
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those glassy interiors is so WOW!!!!
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