Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

A multi-purpose venue at the heart of HKUST's Clear Water Bay campus.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Theatreplan worked in close collaboration with Henning Larsen throughout the early design stages of this important addition to the University's facilities, to ensure maximum functionality in each operational mode, whilst minimising the impact of technical infrastructure on architectural design.

The Shaw auditorium will host lectures and graduations, and serve the wider University community as a place for public concerts and drama performances. The 850 seat venue can be quickly changed from a fully raked auditorium to a flat floor space, that opens up to give a fluid exhibition space running into the foyer. Ceiling hatches in ancillary spaces allow for lighting, sound or video services to be available throughout the venue. The venue is due to open in 2021.