The Kai Tak Sports Park project wins the Construction Industry Council (CIC) “2020 BIM Achievement Award” for its pioneering BIM technology

November 10, 2020

(Hong Kong, 10 November 2020) The Kai Tak Sports Park project was awarded the “2020 BIM Achievement Award” by the Hong Kong CIC for its implementation of BIM throughout the design, build and operate phases. The project team has comprehensively adopted digital management technology into every aspect of the project.

The use of BIM has allowed the project team to complement traditional 2D drawings and 3D BIM modelling, with 4D construction simulation, 5D cost estimation and 6D design and engineering optimisation, to effectively improve all aspects of the project.

Adoption of BIM technology throughout the BLM to improve the project quality

During the CIC Digitalisation Award 2021 Launching Ceremony and Celebration of BIM Achievement 2020, Mr. Tai Sheung Shing, Project Director (Sports Park) of the Home Affairs Bureau expressed his gratitude to the project team for their dedication to adopt BIM technology.

He stated that large scale projects like Kai Tak Sports Park demands detailed designs and extensive coordination and that BIM can help these processes immensely. He is pleased that the Kai Tak Sports Park team has used BIM throughout the project from the tender bidding phase through to design, review, production, construction, payment, future operations and facilities management. Mr. Tai also noted that he hopes the industry will use more BIM related technologies to help planning projects, optimizing designs, improving quality of projects, and improving operations and facility management.

BIM is able to simulate real-life complications so the team can work on developing solutions in advance

Senior Project Manager of Kai Tak Sports Park, Mr. Michael Wong said, “Kai Tak Sports Park is an extensive project with many challenges. BIM has been vital for the delivery of the project. Together with the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), all aspects of the project including design management, risk mitigation and safety are reflected in the world of BIM, allowing the project team develop solutions in advance and proceed construction works safely and smoothly.”

3 goals of BIM in the project: Traceability, Sustainability, Productivity

The CIC’s BIM Achievement Award has greatly encouraged the project team. As per the head of BIM, Mr. Billy Wong, the team uses BIM to achieve three goals: 1) Traceability: the use of cloud platforms to facilitate the integration of information for the project team which helps manage future design, construction progress and operation; 2) Sustainability: ability to mature and stabilise “Design for Manufacturing and Assembly”(DfMA) designs prior to construction on an openBIM platform, achieving digital fabrication and promoting construction efficiency and quality; and, 3) Boost Productivity: constantly studying and developing automation tools to avoid repetitive tasks and increase productivity.

“A picture is worth a thousand words; BIM is worth a thousand pictures”

Billy shared that, as a picture is worth a thousand words, the BIM model is priceless. He also explained that proper communication, especially mutual understanding and recognition between teams is essential for the successful delivery of the project.


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 public 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.