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Architecture in Hong Kong
We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Hong Kong Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed HK buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Hong Kong. The 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 (this page)
Hong Kong Buildings : A-H
Hong Kong Building Designs : I-Z
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.
Famous architects with buildings in the city include Foster + Partners, Cesar Pelli, Terry Farrell and I M Pei. The tallest building currently is 2 IFC. Famous Hong Kong architecture includes the Bank of China and the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank.
Hong Kong Architecture Walking Tours
Hong Kong Architecture Photos © Adrian Welch unless otherwise stated
Ten Key Hong Kong Buildings
HK Architecture, chronological:
1. Happy Valley Racecourse Buildings, nr Wanchai
Architects: Leigh & Orange Ltd
World-famous multistorey stadium : Hong Kong Racecourse building
2. Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank - HSBC Building
Foster & Partners, Architects
Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank : at 179m high the HSBC Bank seems tiny now relative to recent Hong Kong skyscrapers, world-famous for its structural expression
3. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - HKCEC, Wanchai
Marshall Strabala, architect, of Skidmore Owings Merrill LLP
image : SOM
Hong Kong Convention Centre
4. Bank of China - Tower, Central
I.M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd
Bank of China Tower : 367m high skyscraper building, strong diagonal motif design
5. The Peak - Peak Tower, Victoria Peak
Terry Farrell, Architects
The Peak Hong Kong building is reached by a funicular ride through upper HK
6. One International Finance Centre, Central
Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, Rocco Design, Hirsch Bedner Associates
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
photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
Hong Kong International Airport is reputedly the world's largest : Hong Kong Airport building
8. The Center, Central / Sheung Wan
DLN Architects & Engineers
The Center Hong Kong skyscraper glows in different colours at night
9. Cosco Tower, Central / Sheung Wan
Hsin Yieh Architects & Associates Ltd
view from this Hong Kong skyscraper
Cosco Tower building
10. Two International Finance Centre - 2 IFC Hong Kong, Central
Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects, Rocco Design Ltd
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
photo © Adrian Welch
Hong Kong Design Competition
Alternative Car Park Tower
image from [AC-CA]
Hong Kong Architecture Competition
Hong Kong Architecture - Recent Buildings
HK Building Designs, chronological:
Maggie’s Hong Kong
Design: Frank Gehry, Architect
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
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
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
LEO A DALY
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
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
Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates with Wong & Ouyang
picture : Takuya Watanabe
International Commerce Centre incl. The Ritz-Carlton - The world’s highest hotel
Designed by leading world architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (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
Foster + Partners Architects
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.
More Hong Kong Architecture online soon
Hong Kong Buildings - Architectural Links
Hong Kong Buildings : alphabetical list of all major projects
Hong Kong Architects - with buildings featured in this guide
Hong Kong Architecture Photos : Photographs with captions only
Hong Kong Building News
photo © Andrew McRae
Hong Kong Building Photos : Photographs from 2010
Hong Kong Architecture - Guide to the Culture
HK - General Photos of buildings in the city
photos © Adrian Welch
Famous Hong Kong building - Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank
Chep Lap Kok Airport building + HSBC Bank building are both by Foster + Partners
The availability of broadband internet connection in over 95% of business establishments and the splended architecture of its buildings are some of the reasons why trade and commerce continue to flourish in the rich city of Hong Kong. In addition, Hong Kong is renowed for its assymmetrical business structures and towering skyscrapers among others.
Buildings / photos for the Hong Kong Architecture - HK Buildings page welcome:
Hong Kong Building page : adrian welch / isabelle lomholt