Design and Development of Artist Square Bridge


Speaker: Dr Alecs Chong, Design Director, Aurecon
Date: 30 Nov 2023, Thursday
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Entry)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk)
Venue: Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, HKIE Headquarters, 9/F Island Beverley, No.1 Great George Street, Causeway Bay Hong Kong (on-site)
Fee: Free of Charge
Quota: 60 (on-site)



The West Kowloon Cultural District Artist Square Bridge (ASB) is a part of Hong Kong’s new art and cultural district development. It forms a primary pedestrian link between the adjacent MTR station and the new development. ASB is a design-and-build project consisting of a 78m clear spanning, 8m wide footbridge, an access lift tower and a 30m long staircase and escalators. The footbridge is a covered, dual steel arch and Vierendeel truss footbridge, that crosses an existing flyover, connecting the station shopping mall to the new development. During the construction of ASB, very limited space was available on the new development site to accommodate the construction of ASB. These posed engineering challenges to the design and construction team. In this seminar, the speaker will present and discuss the design of the ASB structures with particular focus on the main footbridge, the challenges encountered during the design and construction, and the subsequent development of the incremental launching solution to tackle these challenges.


About the Speaker:

Dr Alecs Chong has over 20 years’ experience in the field of advanced structural analysis and design of complex and special structures under static and dynamic loading conditions. He is specialised in computational analysis of civil and mechanical structures adopting the advanced linear and nonlinear finite element methods. Dr Chong has design experience in the field of transient impact dynamics, blast, aerodynamics, wind dynamics, damper design, vibrations assessment and analysis of nonlinear behaviour of slender and long-span structures. He has extensive research experience in numerical modelling of fracture of quasi-brittle concrete material and time-dependent behaviour of concrete structures. This knowledge that he acquired during his PhD years at University of New South Wales has now become a practical approach applied to solve complex engineering problems in real projects.



Please use the link below for registration. The registration deadline is 28 Nov 2023. You will receive a reply email if your registration is successful.


CPD certificate:

Upon the completion of the seminar, CPD certificate will be issued on site.


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