HKSTP Lunch & Learn named “What is and Why InnoCell in HKSTP” presented by our project team. There was a strong interest in “On-Campus” living accommodation within Science Park community especially amongst start-up tech companies. However, the high housing cost is deterring their coming to Hong Kong. In order to overcome this condition, the co-living and co-working environment InnoCell offered would help to foster cross-fertilization of ideas and collaboration among talents in Science Park community.
Hong Kong has been ranked the most expensive housing market in the world based on National Housing Affordability 2017.
The InnoCell building concept and requirements on Design (Co-Living Environment) and Build (Innovative Method) were introduced.
Draft floor plan was briefed that had common area for different functions.
InnoCell used Modular Integrated Construction (MiC). MiC refers to a construction whereby free-standing integrated modules (completed with finishes, fixtures and fittings) are manufactured in a prefabrication factory and then transported to site for installation in a building. It needed 38 months for building if use conventional method but only 32 months using MiC method.
Co-working space included Individual Office Space, Communal Area, Dedicated Desk, Virtual Office, Meeting Room and Business world. It is not only for startup but also some corporates because corporate employees could be exposed to disruptive thinkers (new ideas).
Co-living is a form of housing that combines private living space with shared communal facilities (e.g. shared kitchens, living areas and social programming, unlike flatshares). Co-living is explicitly designed to encourage communal interaction and build community. It is a way of living focused on a genuine sense of community, using shared spaces and facilities to create a more convenient and fulfilling lifestyle.
Lastly, it concluded from co-working to co-living so as to share resource and building the community to foster new idea and never be lonely. To create the community through experience that emotional connection is built on trust, value and friendship.
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Legco Paper - Development of the InnoCell adjacent to Hong Kong Science Park - https://www.legco.gov.hk/yr16-17/english/panels/ci/papers/ci20170718cb1-1293-3-e.pdf
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