Kai Tak Sports Park won the Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2020

November 27, 2020

(Hong Kong, 27 November 2020) The Kai Tak Sports Park project was awarded the “Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2020” and entered the final of the “Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Excellence Awards 2020” for navigating the industry of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and unlocking its full capability during the construction period.


The BIM team is the key that leads to a successful BIM Project

“I am so honored to have an excellent BIM team,” said Kenneth Ma, the Executive Director of Hip Hing Engineering Company Limited at the ceremony. He stated that the BIM team with over 500 members, working amongst 63 companies from 8 different locations, including Hong Kong, Australia, UK, Japan and Mainland China, has already finished 25,000 drawings in the past 19 months.

The strong commitment the BIM team has shown to advance and face the potential hiccup is an important factor that leads to a successful BIM project, he added. Throughout the Building Lifecycle, the team has fully utilized BIM technology to develop workflow and assessment metrics, so as to keep track of the design, uncovering hiccups in an earlier stage before they became more severe problems later during the construction.


Finalist of the “Architecture, Engineering and Construction Excellence Awards 2020”

The Kai Tak Sports Park project is also honored to be a finalist in another award presented by Autodesk, the “Architecture, Engineering and Construction Excellence Awards 2020”. From a field of more than 260 entries spanning 35 countries, Kai Tak Sports Park stood out under the Building Design (Large Project) Categories.


Commitment to Hong Kong People

Kai Tak Sports Park is one of the largest infrastructure in Hong Kong. The construction is at a fast pace and involves a lot of people. From groundbreaking to opening, the time is so limited, which makes efficiency much more important.

“Our team is dedicated to create a better community with the Kai Tak Sports Park for the people of Hong Kong,” emphasized by Victor Tai, Project Director (Sports Park) of the Home Affairs Bureau in the acceptance speech.


Commuting and Accessibility

The project site of the Kai Tak Sports Park takes an area of around 28 hectares in the north apron of the former airport.

Kai Tak Station and Sung Wong Toi Station are within 10 minutes’ walk; with Station Square connecting these stations to Kai Tak Sports Park.

Pedestrian walkways
Pedestrian walkways will connect the Kai Tak Sports Park to new developments in To Kwa Wan, Ma Tau Kok, Kowloon City and Kai Tak districts.

Kai Tak Sports Park is located near two public transport interchanges.

Kai Tak Sports Park is located near Kowloon City Ferry Pier.

The precinct provides ample public parking spaces.

*Final designs are subject to change.


Other Features

Sports and Leisure facilities to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, all day, every day.

The 14-hectare open space will cater to a diverse range of user groups from community and participatory sports, active recreation, and sports events. It is composed of a rich tapestry of activity and education zones, galleries, trails and elements that honor the iconic Kai Tak Airport and heritage.

Sports Avenue
The Sports Avenue runs across the entire precinct from North to South, offering connections from the adjacent Station Square the Kai Tak and Sung Wong Toi MTR Stations, and through to the harbourfront promenade.

Main Plaza
Located in the heartbeat of the precinct, the Main Plaza can be used for community recreation activities or events. The canopy over the Main Plaza is designed to provide abundant shade for visitors during event and crowd dispersal, and underneath the Main Plaza, a sub-podium passageway will offer an additional visitor dispersal route during events.

Event Village
Located east of the Main Stadium, the Event Village offers a mix of lawn and concrete floor surfaces suitable for different sports activities or extension programmes for major events.

South Plaza
Located in the southern part of the precinct, the South Plaza offers an open-air multi-purpose space for a wide range of activities inclusive of trails and activity zones. The South Plaza connects the harbourfront promenade through an outdoor amphitheatre-like terrace.

Neighbourhood Park
The Neighbourhood Park at the northeastern corner of the precinct will be equipped with courts for ball games as well as a cycling track, a jogging trail, a children’s playground and a lawn for recreation.

Dining Cove
The Dining Cove which overlooks the Victoria Harbour will offer a diverse range of food and beverage options.

In addition to restaurants, retail shops, and a health and wellness centre, there will be an international-standard bowling centre with 40 lanes suitable for hosting international tournaments.
*Final designs are subject to change.


Major Venues

A wide variety of international standard sports facilities suitable for both professional and amateur athletes.

Main Stadium
A Main Stadium with a fixed seating capacity of 50,000, with the theme “Pearl of the Orient” as its design inspiration, it boasts a retractable roof and flexible pitch surface that can host a wide range of international, regional and local events in any weather.
The facility has been designed to meet the standards of major international events with customisable staging and seating configurations that cater to various events and crowd sizes. It also adopts a flexible pitch system which can be switched between quality natural turf for premier football or rugby events, to other surface for a myriad of sports, entertainment, and community events. The South Stand honours the great Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tradition, with a vast activity platform set against a panoramic glass wall that provides exceptional views toward Victoria Harbour.

Indoor Sports Centre
An Indoor Sports Centre with a seating capacity of up to 10,000, with 80% of the seats retractable or removable that caters for different events. The venue has been designed to meet the standard of major international tournaments including badminton, basketball, gymnastics, tennis and table tennis. The ancillary sports hall offers a seating capacity of up to 500.
With the use of different arena overlay floor surfaces and removable spectator seating system, the venue can be configured for different sports activities, from elite competitions to community use. Together, the main arena and ancillary sports hall can provide the equivalent space of 12 standard basketball courts for community use when all spectator seats are removed.

Public Sports Ground
A Public Sports Ground with a seating capacity of 5,000, suitable for hosting school sports days, athletics meets, local football and rugby matches, as well as team and athlete training sessions. With the exception of major events, the Public Sports Ground will be open daily to the public for jogging and quali-walk free of charge.
*Final designs are subject to change.