Sustainable design award for Hong Kong’s Sky Bridge
Hong Kong International Airport’s Sky Bridge, a 200-metre long airside bridge connecting Terminal 1 and the North Satellite Concourse (NSC), has received BEAM Plus New Buildings’ provisional gold rating from the Hong Kong Green Building Council.
The green features of Sky Bridge recognised in the rating include optimisation of exterior lighting, use of sustainably-sourced construction materials, adoption of energy-saving electrical appliances and travellators, appropriate air ventilation, and more.
Ricky Leung, Airport Authority Hong Kong’s executive director for engineering and technology, noted: “We are honoured that the Sky Bridge project has received this prestigious certification in sustainable infrastructure.
“Our project team has implemented green efforts across various aspects such as the site, materials, water and energy used, indoor environmental quality, and the adoption of new innovations.
“Achieving this certification stands as testament to HKIA’s dedication and commitment to becoming the world’s greenest airport.”
As the NSC will be connected to Terminal 1 by the Sky Bridge and become an integral part of the terminal, the gates and parking stands at the NSC will be renumbered in late March 2021 to align with those at T1, and the NSC will be renamed the T1 Satellite Concourse.
In this connection the Midfield Concourse, connected to T1 by the Automated People Mover, will be renamed T1 Midfield Concourse.