Cheung Kong Centre
The 62-story, 1.2 million-SF tower is situated on a site with impressive views of Victoria Harbor and maintains an individual presence in the cityscape. LEO A DALY, along with Cesar Pelli & Associates, used a detailed linen finish, stainless steel skin, clear glass fenestration, and fiber-optic lighting to create the tower design, which provides a lantern-like beacon above the harbor.
Meeting feng shui design demands, public areas at the base of the tower are situated below grade to prevent money from flowing out of the building. Innovative structural engineering designs are featured, such as the award-winning curvilinear footbridge that links the structure to Hong Kong’s extensive footbridge system and a 1,000-car parking garage — the deepest garage excavated to date in Hong Kong.
At a glance
1,260,000 SF (117,000 m2)
928' Tower (283 Meters)
1,000 car parking garage
Feng shui design
Joint Structural Division Special Award, Cheung Centre Footbridge
Hong Kong Institution of Structural Engineers (IstructE)
When completed in 1999, it was the third-tallest building in Hong Kong
External walls are uniform glass panels with 360-degree panoramic views
Glass is interwoven with stainless steel
The building is wrapped with computer-controlled optic lighting system
"It truly combines the best of the old and the new, which is consistent with our vision for the future of Hong Kong. The LEO A DALY design of the total complex with its gardens, tower and all its support facilities set new aesthetic and architectural standards for Hong Kong."
feet high, the lobby alone of Cheung Kong Centre comprises two levels.
Locally the building is popularly called 2QRC.
floors below ground