Towering at 484 m (1,588 ft), the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the tallest building in Hong Kong and one of the tallest in the world. Together, the 88-story Two International Finance Centre and this 'supertall' 118-story building form a ‘Harbour Gateway’ flanking Victoria Harbour with ICC standing on Kowloon Peninsula and 2IFC on Hong Kong Island. The ICC stands atop the Kowloon Station of the Airport Express Link connected to Hong Kong’s rail network. The tower provides office and residential units, the 360 degree ‘sky100’ observation deck on the 100th floor, and the highest hotel in Asia. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, the tower’s subtly tapered indented corners and the gently sloping curves at the base have been designed to optimize structural performance.
484 m / 1588 ft
118 stories tall
These curves splay out at the base of the tower, rooting it to the surroundings and creating sheltering canopies on three sides plus a dramatic atrium on the north side. The atrium reaches out toward the rest of the development, serving as a public thoroughfare containing retail facilities and the railway station. The spandrel panels, forming the ‘shingles’ of the façade, are uniquely anchored to the floor slabs with vision panels slotted between the upper and lower spandrels. These shingles flow all the way down to a huge glazed ‘dragon tail’ at the podium, a smooth transition between the giant tower and the commercial arcades.
142,400 sqm (1.5 million sq ft) of curtain wall, glass wall, glass louvers, aluminum cladding, canopies and skylight system.
DEVELOPER: Harbour Vantage Limited (Sun Hung Kai Properties)
DESIGN ARCHITECT: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT: Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd.
CONSULTANT: ALT Cladding & Design Philippines
CONTRACTOR: Sanfield Building Contractors Ltd
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