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Hong Kong Convention Centre

HKCEC Building on Victoria Harbour, China design by Skidmore Owings Merrill (SOM), USA

28 Nov 2008

Hong Kong Convention Centre Building

Design: SOM

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
building image : SOM

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.

At the time, Marshall Strabala was Associate Partner in Charge of Design at Skidmore Owings Merrill LLP.

Hong Kong Convention Centre
venue image : SOM

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Dates built: 1988; extension 1997
Design: Architects n/a

photograph : Adrian Welch

Based on the idea of a seabird with its wings as the cantilevering roof this building juts out into Hong Kong harbour. Inside the atrium stretches well into the distance and filled with a myriad of escalators. Contains Golden Bauhinia Cantonese Restaurant. The Hong Kong Convention Centre was extended in 1997. HKCEC hosts international conferences and conventions, film shows, concerts, banquets, corporate events, press conferences and seminars.

view across harbour to skyscrapers
photo : Adrian Welch

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Buildings near to the HK Convention Centre

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Date built: 1992
Design: DLN Architects & Engineers

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Dates built: 1985-90
Design: I.M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd

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Date built: 1998
Design: Paul Rudolph, Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd
This building is 172m high.

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7. Chep Lap Kok Airport
8. The Center
9. Cosco Tower
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Website: www.hkcec.com