Thermal Environment Design of Atria in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region: A Survey Study

Wan Ki Chow, Ling Tim Wong

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)


A survey on 138 atria in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was carried out. The glass area and uses of the building, the geometry and location of the atria inside the building, and the design of the thermal environmental systems including the air terminal devices and the air distribution groups were studied. Based on the results, local atria are classified into different types. It was found that local atrium design is different from those in other countries. Aspects related to designing proper thermal environmental conditions were discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-252
Number of pages18
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999


  • Air diffusion
  • Atria
  • Design
  • Thermal environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

Cite this