Technical Visit to West Kowloon Cultural District

Date, time & venue
2020-01-18;9:30am to 12:00nn;Lyric Theatre Construction Project, Austin Road West (next to The HarbourSide)


About the Project:

A centre of excellence showcasing the best of Hong Kong and international dance and theatre, the Lyric Theatre Complex (LTC) will comprise a 1,450-seat lyric theatre, a 600-seat medium theatre and a 270-seat studio theatre. The complex will also house extensive rehearsal facilities and a Resident Company Centre that will serve as an exploration, development and collaboration hub for dance companies and artists in Hong Kong.


The greatest challenge in the design of the LTC was to place the three main theatres in the constrained volume of the site boundary, in such an arrangement that they would be acoustically isolated from AEL/TCL by using 630 nos. of vibration isolation springs (VIS), while still providing the necessary public circulation routes needed to reach the different levels of access to all three theatres. The solution was to sink the Lyric Theatre into the basement, while the Studio Theatre and Medium Theatre are elevated above ground level.




The visit is free of charge and the number of participants is limited to 20. The applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis and priority given to members of Structural Division. For registration, please register online at before 13 January 2020. Successful applicants will be notified individually.


For enquiries, please contact Ir Jenny Lau at 2867 3682 (email: For updated information, please browse


CPD certificates will be issued.


Submissions for the Best Reporter Award are invited. Report must be submitted to within two weeks after the visit.



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