The Lee Tung Street redevelopment project – Lee Tung Avenue – is located in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Designed to capture the rich culture and heritage of this bustling Hong Kong Island district, the redevelopment was primarily inspired by the Hong Kong streetscapes of the 1950s.
Lee Tung Avenue’s public open space and shopping arcade is an outdoor street mall design with a “boulevard-verandah” aesthetic showcased by a 200m-long European-style pedestrian walkway and the adaptive re-use of three Grade III historical buildings as shops. A comparative rarity in Hong Kong these days, the design enhances the urban environment of the area and the entire district, providing a missing link that creates social, cultural and heritage connections for the city.
Since its completion, Lee Tung Avenue has become an exceptional place for dining, shopping, leisure, and cultural enrichment. Featuring a mix of local and international brands, alfresco cafes, quaint restaurants, and long-standing shops that used to operate in the district, Lee Tung Avenue brings a new face to these traditional streets and gives people a new reason to explore this historic neighbourhood.
As with all RLP projects, sustainability considerations were taken into account during the site planning, building design and construction phases. Air ventilation assessments, OTTV analyses, energy and daylight simulations, a carbon footprint audit, and a passive building design approach were all adopted during the design and development stages to optimise natural lighting and ventilation, and enhance the local micro-climate and building energy performance.
Extensive greenery with both ecological and species diversity appears around the site, enriching the local biodiversity and mitigating the urban heat island effect. Indoor environment quality is also enhanced through careful material selections, building geometry, lighting, ventilation and acoustic design.
Tremendous effort was put into incorporating innovative and efficient sustainability elements wherever possible, such as water-flow hydraulic mini-turbines, a variety of water recycling systems, high-efficiency solar PV panels, energy-efficient appliances and fixtures and a food waste recycling machine.