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Facilities and Resources

PolyU Design has fully equipped modeling workshops that allow students to have conceptual and physical space to investigate and experiment with materials (such as: garment, ceramics, wood, plastic, metal and fine-metal), tools (such as: photography and knitting), processes and ideas. Practical techniques are regarded as an integral part of the problem-solving process which students need to exercise through hands-on workshop activities. The workshop facilities provide students the opportunity to familiarise with skills for the mastery of making.

Digital Print Shop (8/F)

The Print Shop provides students with top-notch printers and binding services. In addition to the high quality color laser printers, there is one large format plotter for black and white architectural drawings and two large format inkjet plotters for big banners and posters. Binding services include perfect binding, saddle stitch, and wire-o binding. Hole-punchers and two paper cutters are also available to achieve the professional look. Facilities provided: Large-format Poster Printing, Book Printing/Binding, Color/B&W Copying, Paper Cutting.


Material Resource Centre (5/F)

The Material Resource Centre (MRC) in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design is a place to explore materials representing current trends in design, materials research and productions from all over the world. Visitors can discover new interesting materials and related technologies that can lead to new sources of inspiration and creativity. Click here to learn more.

Fab Lab (1/F)

PolyU Design Fab Lab operates with the vision to develop a vibrant and sustainable community of makers with focus on exploring new possibilities of personal and digital fabrication for design. It is situated on the 1/F of Jockey Club Innovation Tower, with a range of digital fabrication facilities for students from different backgrounds and interests to learn, explore, prototype and share. 


Production Workshop (1/F)

Machines available at all Wood Workshop include the band saw, drill press, disc and belt sanding, lathe, and a CNC router that works specifically with wood. Adjacent to the Wood Workshop is the Metal Workshop where one can also cut, bend, spot weld, and punch holes into metal. A CNC milling center can be found here and cuts into metal or foam for 3D prototyping. CNC (computer numerical control) is used for metal and form prototypes, whereas the FDM (fused deposition modeling) is used for plastics. The FDM can be described as a 3D-printer for plastic prototyping. A laser cut machine is also available for delicate die-cuts.


3D Printing Workshop (1/F)

Equipped with various models of 3D printer, 3D Printing Workshop at 1/F can be used to create all kinds of 3D products. 


Sound Studio (1/F)

The Sound Studio benefits students in enhancing their ability to make use of sound elements in interactive media, including computer game development and physical computing, and multimedia productions. The studio consists of a small room- designated as a recording room, and a larger room - designated as the classroom. Twelve student workstations are networked to the instructor workstation and the recording room, allowing simultaneous audio feeds. Professional recording studios and symphonies use this technology, enabling students, artists, and instructors to work together in real time.


Photography Studio (G/F)

Photography Studio consists of the following venues – Shooting Studio (V010), B/W Darkroom (V010d) and Colour Management Lab (V011). The services provided are technical advice and support for all kinds of still photography – covering both film and digital means; and, in small, medium and large formats. We have a wide range of professional equipments for capturing, processing and manipulation of photographic images for creative applications. The Shooting Studio can be booked for capturing of photo images with a variety of lighting equipments, backgrounds and effects. The Darkroom and its related facilities support developing of b/w films and enlargement of b/w prints. The Colour Management Lab facilitates photo image touch-up, calibration and printing out service on a selection of quality paper stocks.

Media Production Studio (G/F)

Media Production Studio (V020) provides a space with professional studio lighting system for video production. The studio has black and white cyclorama, as well as a green wall setup for shooting chroma key and various kinds of shoot. A motion caputre system is also installed in the studio.

To use these facilities, students or staff members are advised to submit their booking via the online room booking system in advance.

Students are also welcome to borrow equipments at the storeroom by booking.



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