[Special Feature of Green Building Award 2021] Showcasing the Ultimate Excellence of GBA 2021: New Buildings - Completed Projects - Grand Award Winners! (只提供英文版)

This week, we will reveal to you the essence of the outstanding Grand Award Winners under the category of New Buildings - Completed Projects of Green Building Award 2021 (GBA 2021). All the Winners have demonstrated excellent performances in various aspects of environmental quality and wellbeing, energy and waste Management, sustainability policy and engagement, as well as sustainable construction innovations and practices.


New Buildings – Completed Projects – Commercial – Grand Award
Grand Central


For Sino Land Company Limited and the Urban Renewal Authority, environmental sustainability has been the heart of the Grand Central project since the planning stage, from environmentally friendly construction methods to innovative sustainable design approaches. In consideration of the project’s location in an ageing neighbourhood, the team has strived to bring in environmentally friendly elements and promote a culture of sustainability on an urban scale. The project takes advantage of a highly modular design and a smart building operating system to reduce both carbon emissions and power consumption.

“This is a successful urban renewal project that creates a people-orientated community for a new era in Hong Kong.” The GBA 2021 Jury Panel particularly appreciated Grand Central for successfully rejuvenating an old urban area with thoughtful site planning. This redevelopment project also preserves the area’s local characteristics and retains its street market traditions and strong neighbourhood ties. For instance, Hong Kong’s first air-conditioned hawker bazaar allows vendors from the area’s pre-development shops and hawker markets to continue their businesses in the same locality. 

Team / Organisation Name: Urban Renewal Authority
Developer: Sino Land Company Limited, Urban Renewal Authority
Project Manager: Sino Land Company Limited
Civil & Structural Engineer: AECOM
Building Services Engineer: Meinhardt (M&E) Ltd
Quantity Surveyor: Arcadis Hong Kong Limited
Landscape Architect: Urbis Limited
Sustainable Design Consultant: Ramboll
Wind / Air Ventilation Consultant: Arup
Main Contractor: CR Construction Company Limited


New Buildings – Completed Projects – Residential – Grand Award 


Designed as a smart living and co-creation space to spark collaboration among Innovation & Technology (I&T) talents at the Hong Kong Science Park, InnoCell by Leigh & Orange Ltd and HKSTP - Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, creates a new way of living, focused on a genuine sense of community. All of the spaces are designed with a well-considered balance between aesthetics and functionality. InnoCell is also Hong Kong’s first high-rise building built with innovative Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) technology.

The GBA 2021 Jury Panel described InnoCell as a high-rise development that has pioneered in a smart living and co-creation space for I&T talents. It adopted MiC technology and other sustainable features to substantially reduce waste, noise, water, and carbon emissions, both during construction and operation phases, without sacrificing architectural creativity or spatial quality. The project also places great attention on operational details and the user experience, which has fostered a strong sense of community and smart living for the occupants. 

Team / Organisation Name: Leigh & Orange Ltd 
Developer: Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Architect: Leigh & Orange Ltd
Interior Designer: Leigh & Orange Ltd 
Civil, Geotechnical & Structural Engineer: WSP (HK) Limited
Building Services Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners (HK) Limited
Modular Integrated Construction Advisor: ALDA Consultants
Landscape Architect: Adrian L. Norman Limited
Environmental, Acoustic & Sustainability: Allied Environmental Consultant Limited
Traffic Engineer: MVA Hong Kong Limited
Planning Engineering: Kenneth To & Associates Limited
Facilities Management: Jones Lang LaSalle
Quantity Surveyor: Currie & Brown Ltd
Main Contractor: Hip Hing Engineering Co. Limited

New Buildings – Completed Projects – Residential – Grand Award
On Tai Estate - The Public Rental Housing Development at Anderson Road Site B


Developed by the Hong Kong Housing Authority, On Tai Estate adopted solar light tubes, a rainwater irrigation system and off-site prefabrication to save energy and reduce waste, successfully transforming the site from a disused quarry to an “Urban Oasis”. The success was also supported by innovative solutions such as 5D BIM, structural soil, zero irrigation systems and robotics. Residents have expressed a satisfaction rating of over 90%, especially in regard to the public art works and geological exhibitions. 

The GBA 2021 Jury Panel appreciated the site setting and design, which carefully harmonise with the natural environment through physical and visual connections that link people with the surrounding mountains. The Green Spine in the podium together with the maximised overall layout are based on a micro-climate study to provide good air circulation. The use of recycled materials was likewise well integrated with the architectural and landscape design and during the construction process.

Team / Organisation Name: Hong Kong Housing Authority
Developer: Hong Kong Housing Authority
Project Manager: Hong Kong Housing Authority
Architect: Hong Kong Housing Authority
Civil/ Structural/ Building Services Engineer: Hong Kong Housing Authority
Town Planner: Hong Kong Housing Authority
Landscape Architect: Hong Kong Housing Authority
Main Contractor: Yau Lee Construction Company Limited
Environmental Consultant: AECOM Asia Company Limited
Architectural Consultant: Chau Ku & Leung Architects & Engineers Limited
Quantity Surveyor: C.S.Toh & Sons & Associates Limited
Dispute Resolution Advisor: AMED Consulting Limited
Building Services Sub-contractor: REC Engineering Company Limited


GBA 2021 received an overwhelming support from the industry with a record-breaking number of 100 nominations. Among the 80 Finalists, 39 Award Winners were announced at the Ceremony which included 4 Pioneer Awards, 10 Grand Awards, 23 Merit Awards and 6 Special Citations on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

Since all the Winners of Pioneer Award in Green Building Leadership are revolutionary pioneers in driving the development of the sustainable built environment in Hong Kong, the Green Building Award have launched the “GBA Elite” to recognise the Winners of Pioneer Award in this category since 2019. 

Please click HERE for the full list of Award Winners. The valuable information of all the participating projects and organisations has also been compiled in an eBooklet.  Don’t miss the chance to see all these pioneering ideas and solutions for shaping a liveable built environment!