Jockey Club Innovation Tower is squeezed between a motorway and a sports club
Zaha Hadid Architects has completed the 15-storey Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) in Hong Kong.
The 15,000sq m JCIT is home to 1,800 students and staff of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation.
It was built on a narrow, irregular site at the north-eastern tip of the university campus, sandwiched between a motorway interchange and a football ground.
The building, containing studios, workshops, labs and event areas, uses interior glazing and voids to bring transparency. Circulation and communal areas such as interior and exterior courtyards were designed with the aim of encouraging interaction between disciplines.