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post updated 29 October 2021

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Hong Kong Buildings. We cover completed HK buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Hong Kong. Our focus is on contemporary Hong Kong buildings but information on traditional HK buildings is also welcome.

We have 3 pages of Hong Kong Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Hong Kong Architecture : news + key projects

Hong Kong Buildings : A-H (this page)

Hong Kong Building Designs : I-Z

Major Hong Kong Buildings

HK Building Designs, alphabetical:

1 IFC Hong Kong – One International Finance Centre, Central
Design: Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, Rocco Design Ltd, Hirsch Bedner Associates
Hong Kong skyscrapers
photo © Adrian Welch

2 IFC Hong Kong – Two International Finance Centre, Central
Design: Rocco Design Limited, Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects
Two International Finance Centre
photo © Andrew McRae
IFC 2 skyscraper
Tallest Hong Kong building 2003-07 – took over from the 374m high Central Plaza
Developers: Sun Hung Kai Properties + Henderson Land

Bank of China – Tower, Central
Design: I.M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd
Bank of China Tower
photo © Andrew McRae
Bank of China Tower
Height: 367m high
Famous skyscraper with clean styling with strong diagonal motif and double spikes at top. Apparently bad feng shui according to some Hong Kong architects.

The Center, Central / Sheung Wan
Design: DLN Architects & Engineers
Hong Kong skyscraper
picture © AW
The Center Hong Kong

Central Market Hong Kong
Design: TFP Farrells
Central Market Hong Kong
picture : TFP Farrells
Central Market Hong Kong
The heritage sensitive regeneration strategy by the architects reveals the hidden potential of ‘Central Market’ through minimal intervention, delivering a cultural, sustainable and enhanced public space. The brief specifically requested that the proposals responded to the heritage and cultural sensitivity of the existing Central Market space. Our heritage sensitive regeneration strategy reveals the hidden potential of the existing building through minimal intervention, delivering a cultural, sustainable and enhanced public space.

Chep Lap Kok Airport, Lantau Island
Design: Foster + Partners
Hong Kong Airport
photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
Chek Lap Kok Airport
Hong Kong Airport has been No.1 in the world since 1996 in terms of international air cargo throughput. Reports suggest it cost $20bn. Two islands were flattened to form roughly a quarter of the new island. Norman Foster built on his experience of Stansted, the first airport by Foster & Partners, in England. Stansted had a great concept sketch by Norman with two parallel horizontal lines and arrows showing ingress and egress. The space felt airy upon completion with great views of the aircraft. Since then it has sadly been filled with retail spoiling the volume and feelings of spaciousness.

Cheung Kong Centre, Queens Rd. Central Hong Kong
Design: Hsin Yieh Architects & Associates Ltd ; Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, Leo Daly, Architect
Hong Kong Skyscraper
photo © Adrian Welch – The Cheung Kong Centre is pictured centre; Bank of China tower to left
Hong Kong Skyscraper

Chu Hai Colllege Campus, Hong Kong – Architecture Competition
Design: OMA
Chu Hai College Hong Kong
image from architect
Chu Hai Colllege Campus
The new campus of Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong, designed by OMA has now started on site. The campus is due to open in 2013 and will provide 4,000 students with a new study environment. The Office for Metropolitan Architecture in collaboration with Leigh & Orange Architects won the competition for the new campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education in the New Territories in Hong Kong.

Cosco Tower, Central / Sheung Wan
Hsin Yieh Architects & Associates Ltd
Cosco Tower Hong Kong
photo © Adrian Welch – view from this Hong Kong skyscraper
Cosco Tower

Happy Valley Racecourse
from 1846
Architects: Leigh & Orange Ltd
Happy Valley Racecourse Architecture
photo © AW
Hong Kong Racecourse building

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre – HKCEC, Wanchai
Marshall Strabala of Skidmore Owings Merrill LLP
Hong Kong Convention Centre
image : SOM
Hong Kong Convention Centre
Designed by architect Marshall Strabala, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (above, viewed from Victoria Harbour) was extended to include 27,870-square meters (300,000-square feet) of exhibition space, a 4500-person convention hall, meeting space and high-end restaurants. Situated on Hong Kong Island along the Victoria Harbour, the extension was completed in 1997.

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank – HSBC Building
Foster & Partners
HSBC Building - HK Architecture
photo © AW
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank
World-famous building, an early exponent of the H-Tech style and a very important project for catapulting this architecture practice into international renown.

The Hong Kong Community College (Hung Hom Bay Campus), Kowloon
Hong Kong Community College
picture from architect studio
Hong Kong Community College
The project is an 18-storey institutional building for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University offering pre-tertiary education programme. The site is located at one of the highest residential density areas in Hong Kong, Hung Hum District, adjacent to the Victoria Harbor.

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Central Plaza, north Wan Chai
DLN Architects & Engineers
Central Plaza

Creative Media Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Studio Daniel Libeskind
First ‘chinese building’ by architect Daniel Libeskind

Emporio Armani Hong Kong
Massimiliano Fuksas Architects

French Mission, Central – now the Court of Final Appeal
Leigh & Orange

The Highcliff and the Summit
Dennis Lau Wing-kwong – Dennis Lau & Ny Chun Man Architects & Engineers

Hong Kong Science Park Phase 2
Leigh & Orange

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Woods Bagot
Business School and Advanced Learning Centre : US$100m

Hopewell Centre, Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai / Central
WMKY Ltd, Architects
Hopewell Center

Human Genome Research Institute

Llewelyn Davies Yeang, with T. R. Hamzah & Yeang
Hong Kong Research Center

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