Lo Wu Correctional Institution, Hong Kong Lo Wu Correctional Institution, Hong Kong

Lo Wu Correctional Institution, Hong Kong

Client: Correctional Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government

Services: Cost Management & Quantity Surveying

The Design

With a capacity for 1,400 female prisoners, the HK$1.5 billion Lo Wu Correctional Institution has three zones: the minimum security Main Wing, and the medium security East and West Wings. Facilities outside the secured area include a central administration block, a visitor registration centre, a staff block, dog kennels, a sewage treatment plant, a car park and a utility block.

The Details

The site area is about 52,800 square metres, and the buildings range from one to six storeys. Features include energy-saving design, the use of natural light, natural ventilation and soft landscaping.

The project won a Citation for Institutional Architecture in the FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2011, and a Grand Award in the Green Building Award 2010, in the category New Building (Hong Kong) – Institutional/Community.

RLB provided quantity surveying services.