Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong achieves Fitwel Certification
Situated in a beautiful setting in Ma On Shan, the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (LPCUWC) is surrounded by sea, nature and a cluster of urban neighbourhoods.
As a global organisation, the United World College (UWC) puts its mission at the heart of its programmes and initiatives, “We make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future”.
M Moser’s recent delivery of the Lee Shau Kee Peace Education Centre promotes green learning and provides a low-carbon, healthy, educational campus environment for all.
The project is pursuing LEED Certification for energy and resource stewardship, and Fitwel Certification, for its focus on human health. These certifications recognise the college’s environmental contributions and dedication to protecting both the planet and the wellbeing of occupants.
The M Moser Sustainability team and project architects worked with LPCUWC to deliver more than 50 Fitwel strategies addressing seven health impact categories:
- Community health
- Occupant safety
- Healthy food options
- Physical activity
- Social equity for vulnerable populations
- Reduced absenteeism
These initiatives combined with energy use reductions, daylight optimisation, renewables, healthy materials, IAQ sensors and filtration devices, all work to enhance the playful versatility of the design. Teaching and community spaces can be adapted daily, with flexible walls to enable expansion. Natural materials and biophilia help to enhance mental wellbeing and focus. The clarity in sequencing and spatial layering is combined with an understanding of the acoustic and ergonomic opportunities.
The space sets new standards of best practice for educational learning, working and multi-use environments globally. This pioneering project, designed to meet the needs of both students and educators, provides a healthy environment that contributes to a sustainable future.
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