In response to the challenge of increasing pressure on the healthcare system and the subsequent rising demand for more and better professional healthcare services in our aging society the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (previously known as The Open University of Hong Kong) has called for this Phase 3 development intended for the Nursing and Healthcare Programme to nurture Hong Kong’s next generation of healthcare professionals.
The new building, to be named “The Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare” will be situated on Sheung Shing Street, right opposite to the University’s Ho Man Tin Main Campus. Ronald Lu & Partners proposed an innovative and vibrant circulation concept called “GREEN LINK” to achieve 3 key value-added missions – everywhere is learning, engaging with greenery and community connector.
With the GFA of 18,680 square metres, the new 14 13-storey building will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including lecture theatres, nursing laboratories, allied health laboratories, a psychology laboratory, a special education needs centre, learning commons, student activity and active learning classrooms. The academic concourse comprising open stairs and walkways will promote healthy walking and serve as flexible, relaxed learning spaces. Over 30 percent of the Institute will be wrapped in greenery so it harmonizes with the adjacent public leisure park and unifies the neighbourhood.