Flowcrete Group recently completed a major project at Hong Kong’s new Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in East Kowloon.
Built on the site of Hong Kong’s former airport, long regarded as one of the most spectacular flight approaches in the world with a runway that jutted straight out into the sea, the USD 1 billion new cruise terminal building designed by architects Foster + Partners is built on an area roughly a half-mile long, and features a two berth dock capable of handling liners of up to 220,000 gross registered tonnage and processing more than 3,000 passengers an hour.
Inside, the terminal features airy check-in, immigration and waiting halls as well as retail and dining facilities alongside a vast rooftop garden offering panoramic views of the Kowloon peninsula and Hong Kong skyline.
Over 40,000 square metres of Flowcrete’s cementitious subfloor screed system, Isocrete Heavy Duty K-Screed have been applied by Flowcrete Hong Kong to serve as a surface underlayment within the main terminal facility prior to the application of floor tiles.
Flowcrete’s heavy-duty screed system, 40-60mm thick has been installed in the customs, clearance and departure halls as well in the baggage handling areas, back-of-house maintenance facilities and the spectacular overhead rooftop garden.
A robust, semi-dry cementitious screed system incorporating a proprietary K additive, Isocrete Heavy Duty K-Screed produces an early drying, high-strength screed allowing for the early installation of moisture sensitive floor finishes or floor coverings.
The material is recommended for areas where heavy foot or wheeled traffic is expected on a continual basis. The system can be laid bonded, unbonded or floating – for weight saving and thermal or sound insulation – and can also be installed in conjunction with sound-proofing systems.
Flowcrete also installed Flowcoat SF41, a seamless epoxy floor coating material on 10,000 square metres of area in back of house maintenance and baggage handling sections to provide a hardwearing and slip-resistant floor finish.
The former Kai Tak Airport, which was moved to a new site at Chek Lap Kok some 15 years ago also featured 250,000 square metres of Flowcrete’s fast-cure Isocrete K-Screed system, representing at the time, the company’s largest screed project undertaken.
Flowcrete Australia Pty Ltd represents the Flowcrete Group in Australia.