ETFE Canopy at Central Plaza in the Education University of Hong Kong

  • Date
  • 2015
  • Location
  • 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Size
  • No Size
  • Sector
  • Education
  • Structure
  • Steel
  • Application
  • Canopy
  • Architect
  • No Architect


The Education University of Hong Kong is a publicly funded tertiary institution. The new structural steel canopy roof with Texlon® Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) has been erected above the Central Plaza in front of the Central Facilities Building. It provides more covered space and better shelter for sunshine, rain and wind in the campus.
The canopy is composed of two layers ETFE film inflated by low-pressure air. The circular shaped canopy is covers a roof area of around 930 m2 and 19.55 m in height measured from the podium level. The outdoor canopy is opened on 3 sides to open air.

The Texlon® ETFE canopy has been chosen because of the following advantages:

• Very high light transmittance for use of daylight and an open environment
• Good thermal insulation value and provide pleasant shelter environment
• Long span and structural flexibility for providing an innovative and aesthetic design.

The Hong Kong Institute of Education is located at 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po.


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