WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hong Kong
The Kowloon Station provides the main transport interchange for passengers traveling between Kowloon and the HK International Airport. The total gross floor area of the development is 900,000 m2 and accommodates somewhat 62,000 people working and living in all these buildings and station. The provision of MEP services for this new mega development is challenging. Seawater cooling is provided for the cooling systems for the station and the retail to increase the energy efficient for the air-conditioning system and to reduce the carbon emission. Power, potable water supply and drainage discharge have to be well planned in the master planning stage to ensure sufficient capacity to cater for the demand as well as the reliability to maintain the functions of all these developments. Services strategy including the seawater pumping stations, power substations, water and sewage pumping stations have to be identified and coordinated in very early stage back to 1990. The entire development started from planning till the completion of the final phase completed in 2010 lasted for 20 years.