Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovation Tower Honored
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong has won the RIBA Award for International Excellence.
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower in Hong Kong has won the RIBA Award for International Excellence. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the building evokes movement and stands in stark contrast to its more conventional office building neighbors.
The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation.
The tower’s interior and exterior courtyards create informal spaces to meet and interact, complementing the large exhibition forums, studios, theater and recreational facilities.
The 15-story, 15,000-square-meter tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff. For its fluidity and graceful curves, the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan has been shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize.The winner will be announced in December.