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  OUHK Jubilee College awarded BEAM Plus Platinum Project award 17/04/2015

The Jubilee College at the Jockey Club Campus of the OUHK was accredited with the BEAM Plus Platinum Project award by the Hong Kong Green Building Council for its green campus design. The green wall, which is currently the tallest one in Hong Kong, is shown in the photo.

The building is featured by the‘U-shape’ design, where ‘Flame of the forest’ at the site has been preserved.

A row of small windmills has also been installed on the second floor of the building.



The Jubilee College at the Jockey Club Campus of the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) was accredited with the BEAM Plus Platinum Project award by the Hong Kong Green Building Council for its green campus design. Officially opened in February last year, the Jubilee College is one of the few tertiary institutions to receive this rating. A roving exhibition is now being held at Jubilee College until 27 April, featuring more than 30 prestigious awardees of the BEAM Plus Platinum Projects in Hong Kong. Members of the public are welcome to visit these green construction projects.

The 12-storey Jubilee College on Chung Hau Street, Ho Man Tin, incorporates many energy-saving and environmentally friendly facilities. Some of the examples are the green wall facing Princess Margaret Road and the 10-storey solar glass curtain-wall on one side of the building, which are both currently the tallest in Hong Kong. Double-glass curtain-walls are installed on the other three sides, helping to improve air quality and reduce heat and noise. In addition to this, the ‘U-shaped’ design and the additional opening at the lower three levels of the building can facilitate air movement and visual permeability at the street level. A row of small windmills has also been installed on the second floor of the building which can generate electricity for the building.

Inside, the air-conditioning system reduces electricity consumption and carbon emission by 20%, while the sensor system for lighting control also achieves energy savings. To create a green environment, there are a number of gardens in the new College and extensive planting has been carried out in the campus plaza, as well as on the rooftop. The University has preserved ‘Flame of the forest’ at the site and added special lighting to ensure its healthy growth.

The inspiration for the architectural design concept of the Jubilee College came from Tetris, a tile-matching puzzle video game in the 80’s and 90’s. The building design is based on the variety of polyominoes in Tetris, while the colour scheme of white, light and dark grey is a perfect foil for the University’s logo colour of green and blue. Playing the game requires an agile mind and fast reaction, which symbolizes well the innovation and flexibility of the education offered by the OUHK.

BEAM Plus is a comprehensive environmental assessment scheme for buildings recognized by the Hong Kong Green Building Council. It is adopted widespread to demonstrate the effective use of energy and resources for environmental protection. BEAM Plus is available for New Buildings and Existing Buildings. New Buildings projects have to undergo Provisional Assessment and Final Assessment. The Jubilee College at the OUHK received provisional Platinum rating in September 2013 and the rating has been confirmed after all environmental commitments were achieved.

The University is thankful to the OUHK Council and the Chung Hau Street Campus Steering Committee who have given their unfailing support to the University’s effort in environmental protection and energy conservation.

BEAM Plus Platinum Project Roving Exhibition 5th Stop:
The Open University of Hong Kong
Jockey Club Campus Jubilee College

Exhibition Period: 13-27 April 2015
Location: G/F & 3/F,The Open University of Hong Kong, Jockey Club Campus Jubilee College, 81 Chung Hau Street, Homantin
  • Green Buildings and Us
  • Introduction of BEAM Plus
  • Green Features of BEAM Plus Platinum Projects

About The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK)

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), established by the government in 1989 and financially independent, is the first university offering open and distance education in Hong Kong. OUHK has striven continuously to achieve its mission of providing high quality and flexible university education opportunities in Hong Kong, as well as offering face-to-face programmes to DSE graduates. The University is currently providing about 240 programmes of different academic levels to more than 12,000 distance learning students and 8,000 full-time students.

OUHK comprises four Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education offers overseas degree programmes and short courses. The University originally has two buildings on the campus of Ho Man Tin, with another recently-opened Jubilee College, and three learning centres at various convenient locations, namely Ho Man Tin Plaza Learning Centre (HPLC), OUHK-CITA Learning Centre (OCLC) and OUHK Kwai Hing Learning Centre (KHLC). Website:

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