A former government headquarters is renovated in luxury hotel for Hong Kong by Foster + Partners

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Foster + Partners
Norman Foster, Luke Fox, Armstrong Yakubu, Colin Ward, Andy Lister, Stefano Cesario, Tim Dyer, Lawrence Wong, Won Suk Cho, Benjamin Stevenson, Carl Bonas, Amy Butler, Charlotte Gallen, Catt Godon, Manuela Guidarini, Tanja Heath, Abbie Labrum, Harry Twigg, Bong Yeung
Collaborating Architects
Wong and Ouyang Architects HK Ltd.
The Murray Limited
Appointment.- December 2013 / Completion.- December 2017 / Opening.- 2018
Site area.- 6,330m² Area (gross).- 33,750m2 Typical floor area (gross).- 1,425m² Number of buildings.- 2 Number of floors.- 25 Number of rooms.- 336 Parking facilities.- Cars: 22 / Car drop off spaces: 3 / Motorcycles: 3 / Coaches: 1 / Loading/Unloading: 1 Building height.- 93.83m Building length.- 51.5m Building width.- 31.5m
Consultants and engineers
Structural Consultant.- Wong and Ouyang Civil, Structural Engineering Cost Consultant.- Rider Levett Bucknall Mechanical Engineers.- Wong and Ouyang Building Services Landscape Consultant.- Urbis Lighting Engineers.- Tino Kwan Lighting
Main Contractor.- Gammon Façade contractor.- Entasis Podium and Presidential, Suites fitout contractor.- Pat-Davie Ballroom fitout contractor.- Permasteelisa Typical rooms + Rooftop restaurant fitout contractor.- B.S.C.


Norman Foster is considered by many to be the most prominent architect in Britain. He won the 1999 Pritzker Architecture Prize and the 2009 Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes Prize.

Lord Foster rebuilt the Reichstag as a new German Parliament in Berlin and designed a contemporary Great Court for the British Museum. He linked St. Paul's Cathedral to the Tate Modern with the Millennium Bridge, a steel footbridge across the Thames. He designed the Hearst Corporation Building in Manhattan, at 57th Street and Eighth Avenue.

He was born in Manchester, England, in 1935. Among his firm’s many other projects are London’s City Hall, the Bilbao Metro in Spain, the Canary Wharf Underground Station in London and the renovated courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

In the 1970s, Lord Foster was one of the most visible practitioners of high-tech architecture that fetishized machine culture. His triumphant 1986 Hong Kong and Shanghai bank building, conceived as a kit-of-parts plugged into a towering steel frame, was capitalism's answer to the populist Pompidou Center in Paris.

Nicolai Ouroussoff, The Times’s architecture critic, has written that although Lord Foster’s work has become sleeker and more predictable in recent years, his forms are always driven by an internal structural logic, and they treat their surroundings with a refreshing bluntness.

Awarded the Prince of Asturias of the Arts 2009.




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