Grand Opening Ceremony of Jockey Club Innovation Tower

Grand Opening Ceremony of Jockey Club Innovation Tower

The long-awaited Grand Opening Ceremony of the Jockey Club Innovation Tower will be held at 5 PM on 18 March 2014 in the campus of PolyU.

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower is home to School of Design and is the new driving force in the development of Hong Kong as a design hub in Asia. It is located at the northeastern tip of the university campus.  Construction work began in 2009 and the whole project was completed in August, 2013.  It has 15,000 square metres of net floor area and can accommodate about 1,800 staff and students.  It houses a lecture hall, 10 classrooms, design studios and workshops, as well as exhibition spaces and a communal viewing lounge.

The Ceremony will kick off the celebration of the Tower’s grand opening and the PolyU Design 50th Anniversary Exhibition. It will mark the milestone development for PolyU and Hong Kong, and open a series of events which you must not miss! 

Concurrent events:
PolyU Design 50th Anniversary Exhibition
"The Next 50: Layers of Design Creativity from Hong Kong"
(To join the guided tours of The Next 50 exhibition and visit the Tower, learn more HERE.)

Grand Opening Master Lecture Series
Design Across Scales and Continents by Zaha Hadid
Design-driven Innovation in Healthcare by Prof.Dr.Ir. Richard Goossens
Closing Dialogue | Thomas Heatherwick

International Symposium for Social Innovation
"Award Winning Works of Social Innovation" followed by Panel Discussion on "Global Challenges and Trends of Social Innovation"