A design scheme for the Jockey Club Campus of Creativity (JC³), formulated in consultation with the University community and neighbouring stakeholders, was approved in June 2017 by the Council for the detailed design development of the JC³.
Conceived of as “a campus within a building”, the JC³ transforms the traditional university environment. The JC³ is a vertically configured mini-campus that integrates learning, living, dining and socialising spaces, optimising the development potential of a compact site.
The architectural design features of the JC³ include:
- Four distinctive halls of residence in interlocking blocks atop an academic podium;
- Stepped building heights to add visual interest, enhance air ventilation and provide roof terraces at various floors for student activities;
- A large central courtyard to serve as an extension of the major circulation spine of the University;
- Permeable design to improve natural ventilation across Baptist University Road Campus and the neighbourhood;
- Building setback to improve the streetscape and natural ventilation along Renfrew Road;
- Provision of greenery space along the frontage on Renfrew Road; and
- Enhancement of fire services provision, structural efficiency and air ventilation and reduction of building bulk and site coverage.
The Way Forward
- Communication with the University community and stakeholders is ongoing along the design development to further garner views and opinions on this project.
- Superstructure works on the project site have commenced. According to the project programme, the project is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2024.
Outdoor Courtyard on 3/F
Coworking Space on G/F
Multipurpose Room & Pipe Organ Room on 2/F
White Box on B/F