Appreciation towards Heatherwick studio for providing the following description:
centre of Hong Kong. The shopping mall forms a podium for four towers that provide
high specification office space, four five star hotels, serviced apartments and gourmet
dining destinations. It is an important and iconic development that sets the standard
for shopping in Hong Kong.
and in order to contemporise the centre and maintain its high standards within a
fiercely competitive market, the studio was commissioned to undertake a major review
and refurbishment of the complex. The brief encompassed the entire development on
every level and at every scale: from working closely with graphic designers to develop a
new brand through the interior design, to a full exterior facelift of the facades of the podium
and external works, as well as new stand-alone buildings and a pedestrian footbridge.
From concept to completion the studio took a rigorous approach, ensuring both the
quality of the design and finish met the expectations of the brief.
experience and confirm the development as a premier destination in the city. The interior
was softened and warmed through the use of sweeping curves and natural materials, and
navigation was simplified through better signage and opened up sightlines. Dated, tinted,
pyramid skylights were replaced with walkable, three-dimensionally patterned skylights.
These illuminate the mall with dappled shadows and open up the podium roofscape to
provide a new public space that is surrounded by stone benches and planters with thick,
lush vegetation. A cafe and restaurant sit within the transformed landscape, curved glass
elevators slice through the podium, and a richly textured Bedonia stone facade envelopes
the building cementing its new identity.