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The pandemic has highlighted the importance of safety and well-being, which have become core elements in architectural planning and construction. As we spend more than ninety per cent of our time indoors, the built environment has a profound impact on our health and well-being. Sino Group has made wellness an integral part of its development projects, with one of its Sustainability Vision 2030 goals being attaining WELL™ certification for all of its new buildings in Hong Kong.
In addition to 133 Portofino in Sai Kung, St. George’s Mansions in Kadoorie Avenue and Landmark South in Wong Chuk Hang, Sino Group has recently obtained WELL v2™ pre-certification for The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, which has become the first WELL™-accredited hotel in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Located by the Ocean Park Water World, The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong is Sino Group’s latest family-friendly resort. This accreditation is a testament to the Group’s commitment to integrating wellness and sustainability into its operations to Create Better Lifescapes. Apart from green features, the hotel will offer a wide range of wellness programmes such as urban farming, aqua yoga, hiking, meditation, forest bathing, tea ceremony rituals and music therapies to deliver a sense of well-being and connect with nature.
Administered by the International WELL Building Institute, the WELL Building Standard™ is the world’s first building standard focusing exclusively on health and wellness. It is a performance-based certification system that combines best practices in design and construction with evidence-based scientific research. The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong achieved the WELL v2™ pre-certification based on its design intents within ten categories of building performance, namely air, water, nourishment, light, movement, thermal comfort, sound, materials, mind, and community.