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HK Architecture

Hong Kong is a major world business city, a trading post between the Orient and the Occident, the east and the west. The city is famous for the grouping of skyscrapers seen in the photo above.

Significant architects with buildings in HK include Foster + Partners, I M Pei, Cesar Pelli and Terry Farrell. The tallest building in the city currently is the 2 IFC tower. Celebrated Hong Kong architecture includes the Bank of China tower and the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank building.

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Ten Key Hong Kong Buildings

HK Architecture, chronological:

1. Happy Valley Racecourse Buildings, nr Wanchai
Architects: Leigh & Orange Ltd
Hong Kong Racecourse building
World-famous multistorey stadium : Hong Kong Racecourse building

2. Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank – HSBC Building
Design: Foster + Partners, Architects
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank

3. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – HKCEC, Wanchai
Design: Skidmore Owings Merrill LLP
Hong Kong Convention Centre
image : SOM
Hong Kong Convention Centre

4. Bank of China – Tower, Central
Design: I.M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd
Hong Kong Architecture
Bank of China Tower : 367m high skyscraper building, strong diagonal motif design

5. The Peak – Peak Tower, Victoria Peak
Terry Farrell, Architects
Hong Kong View
The Peak Hong Kong building is reached by a funicular ride through upper HK

6. One International Finance Centre, Central
Design: Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, Rocco Design, Hirsch Bedner Associates
IFC 2 skyscraper
Forerunner to the higher IFC 2 skyscraper (building behind, left) also by architect Cesar Pelli

7. Chep Lap Kok Airport, Lantau Island
Foster & Partners Architects
Chep Lap Kok Airport
photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
Hong Kong International Airport is reputedly the world’s largest : Chek Lap Kok Airport building

8. The Center, Central / Sheung Wan
DLN Architects & Engineers
Hong Kong Skyscraper
image courtesy of architects
The Center Hong Kong skyscraper glows in different colours at night

9. Cosco Tower, Central / Sheung Wan
Design: Hsin Yieh Architects & Associates Ltd
Cosco Tower
view from this Hong Kong skyscraper
Cosco Tower building

10. Two International Finance Centre – 2 IFC Hong Kong, Central
Design: Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, Rocco Design Ltd
Hong Kong Skyscraper
photo © Adrian Welch
IFC2 skyscraper was the tallest tower in HK [415m high]: harbour views looking to hong kong with pencil of 2 IFC on right. The International Commerce Centre skyscraper [484m high] will overtake it, building under construction.

Hong Kong Architecture Contests

Hong Kong 2011 Design Contest
Hong Kong skyscrapers
photo © AW
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Alternative Car Park Tower
Hong Kong Tower Competition
image from [AC-CA]
Alternative Car Park Tower

Hong Kong Architecture – Recent Buildings

HK Building Designs, chronological:

The Cube Bio-Informatics Centre, Sha Tin – 5 Sep 2013
Design: TheeAe Ltd
The Cube Bio-Informatics Centre Hong Kong
image from architect
As per design requirements of the Phase 3D design ideas competition which are to create an innovative iconic architecture, generate ingenious and sustainable low carbon design, and design the building which unifies the Park’s development in harmony with other buildings in the Park, a big challenge is to reveal the gateway of Hong Kong Science Park. The Park is the place where the science and its technology has been studied and developed in Hong Kong.

Maggie’s Hong Kong
Design: Frank Gehry Architect
Maggie’s Hong Kong Building
photograph © maggies
Maggie’s Hong Kong – 7 + 4 Mar 2013
The new purpose built Centre was designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry, who also designed Maggie’s Dundee in Scotland. Maggie’s Hong Kong is the first Maggie’s Centre to be built outside of the United Kingdom.

Lui Seng Chun Medicine Centre, Kowloon
Architect: AGC Design Ltd
Chinese Medicine Centre
image from architect
Lui Seng Chun Medicine Centre – 18 Oct 2012
Constructed in 1931 on a prominent triangular site in the dense heart of Kowloon, Lui Seng Chun was a 4 Storey Tong-Lau (the local term for Hong Kong Shop-house typology), which G/F was occupied by a Chinese bone-setting medicine shop named “Lui Seng Chun 雷生春”- literally means “Thunders brings about the Spring” – an analogy for Rejuvenation of Health as Spring bringing forth new energy to the Earth.

Hysan Place, Causeway Bay
Interior Design: Benoy
Hysan Place Building
image from architects
Hysan Place – 11 Aug 2012
This new urban retail destination in the heart of Causeway Bay, has been officially opened. Benoy are delighted to have been the Interior Architects and Designers on the retail portion of this dynamic development. Situated in the heart of Hong Kong’s shopping district, this scheme is set to become the new urban landmark for Hong Kong.

Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD Hong Kong
image : Chia Chiung Chong, SCAD
The adaptive reuse project, which transformed the decommissioned North Kowloon Magistracy Building into Hong Kong’s first university focused exclusively on art and design, is also the first completed under the Hong Kong government’s new public-private program, “Revitalizing Historic Buildings Through Partnership,” initiated to conserve and transform historic buildings for innovative uses.

Rocco Design / Benoy
i-Square Building
photo courtesy Gammon Construction Ltd
A massive shopping and entertainment complex developed by Associated International Hotels Limited, iSQUARE is the new home to renowned international brands and offers an unprecedented shopping experience thanks to its unique design and retail concept, superb location, and innovative use of high technology and multimedia art.

International Commerce Centre, West Kowloon
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Wong & Ouyang
ICC Hong Kong
picture : Takuya Watanabe
International Commerce Centre incl. The Ritz-Carlton – The world’s highest hotel
Designed by leading KPF, the world’s highest hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is now open. Located within the International Commerce Centre (ICC), the new hotel stands 490 meters above Victoria Harbour, occupying floors 102 to 118 of the building, offering guests a 360-degree view of the entire city and surrounding islands.

West Kowloon Development, Kowloon
Design: Foster + Partners Architects
West Kowloon Development
image : Foster + Partners
West Kowloon Cultural Complex
Foster + Partners’ masterplan is a framework for a sustainable new urban quarter focused on 17 core arts and cultural facilities. The views expressed by the public during the previous exhibitions have been incorporated into the design – the result is a more diverse sequence of urban spaces, including three new squares along the quarter’s main artery, The Avenue: Xiqu Square, Central Square and Artist Square.

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