Arup’s Sustainable Landscape Design Honoured at Architecture MasterPrize 2023
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Hong Kong – Arup’s project development study of the Green Deck won the Designs of the Year award in the Conceptual landscape category at Architecture MasterPrize 2023, following a Merit Award in the Research and Planning category at the Green Building Award 2023.

Initiated by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the Green Deck is an innovative social project to be constructed over the Hung Hom Cross Harbour Tunnel Toll Plaza. It aims to create a public green space to improve the connectivity with adjacent areas, and provide a variety of social facilities and a 28,000 square metres landscape garden for the community. Aside from landscape architecture, Arup provided multidisciplinary services for the project, including structure, electrical and mechanical, environmental, sustainability, fire, transportation and urban planning.

The landscape design focuses on creating a vibrant and sustainable environment with multi-functional spaces for public use. These include a multi-generational playground, thematic gardens, water pavilion and footpaths. The project will transform the Toll Plaza into a thriving community hub that fosters connectivity and engagement.

As part of its commitment to sustainability, Arup developed a web-based landscape carbon calculator to enhance the design process and significantly reduce the project’s carbon footprint. This innovative tool not only sets its design apart and enables the team to provide value-added solutions for their clients.

The Architecture MasterPrize (AMP) honours designs in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture worldwide.