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Case Study | Acoustic Consultancy for HKU New Academic Building for Faculty of Business and Economic

The HKU new academic building for the Faculty of Business and Economics is a capital development complex becoming the HKU landmark. The new academic building will adopt various environmental protection strategies, targeting the Platinum Rating of Provisional Assessment under the BEAM Plus certification, WELL, and LEED, which are a profound recognition for green development in an academic building especially.

As an environmental consulting firm with a professional lighting and acoustics team, AEC is responsible for the acoustic design and consultation of the project. The project will feature numerous lecture halls and an auditorium. The auditorium is designed concerning the HKU Centennial Campus Auditorium. They share the same green features, such as an exceptionally low background noise level of NC15, ensuring the clarity of the performance or speaker. In addition to the auditorium, sound absorption on the different surfaces is designed in collaboration with the interior designer, WilkinsonEyre, with no compromises between acoustic performance and the final finishing. We utilize an Acoustic spray design for its smooth finish yet absorptive property to shape the acoustic properties for the different purposes of the rooms. The acoustic spray product selected is also credited with the “Cradle to Cradle” bronze certification that enables a healthy, equitable, and sustainable future. All in all, the new academic building for the HKU Faculty of Business and Economics will be a top-class academic venue emphasizing its green design.


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