Hong Kong Design Institute

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Hong Kong Design Institute
HKDI 201001.JPG
HKDI campus
Established 2011 (2011)
Parent institution
Vocational Training Council
Principal Ong Lay Lian
Location Tiu Keng Leng, Hong Kong
22°18′21″N 114°15′12″E / 22.3057°N 114.2534°E / 22.3057; 114.2534Coordinates: 22°18′21″N 114°15′12″E / 22.3057°N 114.2534°E / 22.3057; 114.2534
Campus Urban
Website Official website
Hong Kong Design Institute
Traditional Chinese 香港知專設計學院

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI, Chinese: 香港知專設計學院) is a design school in Tiu Keng Leng, Junk Bay, Hong Kong. It was founded by the Vocational Training Council in 2007 and moved into a purpose-built campus in 2010. The school offers higher diplomas, academic degrees, and continuing education programmes in various design disciplines.


HKDI was envisioned to centralise existing design programmes offered at various other Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education campuses in Sha Tin, Kwai Chung, Kwun Tong, and Tsing Yi.[1]

In April 2006, the VTC opened an international architecture competition to design a new campus able to accommodate 4,000 students. The competition was judged by a panel of noted architects including Richard Meier and Rocco Yim.[1] The winning design, which beat out 162 other submissions, was produced by the French architecture firm Coldefy & Associés.[2]

Department and programmes[edit]

  • Department of Architecture, Interior and Product Design
  1. Architectural Design
  2. Furniture and Lifestyle Product Design
  3. Jewellery and Image Product Design
  4. Jewellery Design and Technology
  5. Landscape Architecture
  6. Product, Interior and Exhibition Design (Subject Group)
  7. Stage and Set Design
  • Department of Communication Design and Digital Media
  1. Advertising Design
  2. Creative Media
  3. Digital Music and Media
  4. Film & Television
  5. Publication Design and Print Media
  6. Transmedia
  7. Visual Communication
  • Department of Design Foundation Studies
  1. Visual Arts and Culture
  2. Visual Design for Journalism
  • Fashion and Image Design
  1. Costume Design for Performance
  2. Fashion Branding and Buying
  3. Fashion Design
  4. Fashion Design Menswear
  5. Fashion Image Design
  6. Fashion Media Design


The HKDI campus, located in Tiu Keng Leng in Tseung Kwan O New Town, opened in the fall of 2010. The building comprises a massive rectangular volume suspended seven storeys above street level on four towers supported by a steel lattice exoskeleton. The podium houses four auditoriums, a cafe, and gallery and exhibition space. Sports facilities include an indoor games hall, outdoor basketball courts, and a swimming pool.[2]

The HKDI is located beside the new Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) Lee Wai Lee campus, which relocated from Kowloon Tong before the 2010-11 school year. The two buildings are linked together by footbridges.

The campus is across the street from Tiu Keng Leng Station (Exit A2), which serves both the Tseung Kwan O Line and Kwun Tong Line of the MTR.


  1. ^ a b Leung, Paggie (29 April 2006). "Architects invited to submit designs". South China Morning Post. 
  2. ^ a b "Hong Kong Design Institute by CAAU". Dezeen. 2 July 2011. 

External links[edit]