Value re-engineering of Hong Kong’s 4th largest warehouse development.
Country: Hong Kong
Services: Architecture Interior Design
Budget: $5 billion HKD
Interlink is a landmark warehouse and distribution development in Hong Kong. Located at Tsing Yi, in the heart of the ports district and adjacent to the Stonecutters Bridge, the 224,000m2 (2.4 million square feet) development over 24 levels completed in January 2012 at a cost of $5 billion HKD. It is the fourth largest warehouse in Hong Kong and was 99% leased upon completion. Tenants include DHL Supply Chain, Yusen Air & Sea Services, BEL International Logistics, Hankyu Hanshin Express, Zuellig Pharma and Chanel.
MAP was appointed to develop the exterior colour scheme and lighting based on their existing floor plans. The aim was to create a simple, bold expression for the building, based on the corporate ‘Goodman green’, complemented with areas of white, light and dark grey. The placement of vertical colour on the expressed columns provided visual contrast with the Stonecutters Bridge. Placement of large billboards and LED lighting animate the building at night making it visible from Hong Kong Island.
MAP has been involved in a number of projects where environmental sustainability is a key issue (Sun Hung Kai – Kowloon Commerce Centre and One Harbour East). The Goodman Interlink Warehouse is built in compliance with both the HK BEAM and LEED environmental assessment methods, receiving a Gold Standard certification from HK BEAM and a certification from LEED. It is the first building of its type to obtain such accreditations and awards in Hong Kong.
In accordance with these objectives MAP proposed the use of recycled timber from the docks of Hong Kong as a featured material. A high-quality experienced was aimed at for visitors to the warehouse, so the lift lobbies and professional areas are of a professional outlook, and also celebrate the industrial nature and high quality of the businesses that operate from the building.
Value engineering was at the core of the design process. MAP investigated a number of value-added features including re-planning the car park and drop off area, increasing the ground lobby area, re-planning access to retail and convenience stores, and increasing rentable areas to maximise income.