Zaha Hadid Architects unveils design for urban oasis in Hong Kong

The 36-storey Murray Road project for Henderson Land replaces a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district.

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The site connects with the adjacent public gardens and parks and is sited within a short walking distance to both Central and Admiralty MTR metro stations. The design, which creates new civic plazas enveloped by nature, features courtyards and gardens cultivated with trees and plants.

Working with the Henderson Land and Arup’s Building Sustainability Team, the design has achieved LEED Platinum and WELL Platinum pre-certification together with the highest 3-Star rating of China’s Green Building Rating Program. The design, procurement and construction targets full certification at occupancy.

Features include the Sky Garden - an outdoor recreational space with a running track, and an aquaponics planting network that acts as an effective biological air-purifying filter by consuming contaminants.

The banqueting hall at the top of the tower offers panoramic views of the city’s surrounding skyline and will host a variety of public and corporate events.

Designed to withstand the region’s powerful summer typhoons, the façade is comprised of 4-ply, double-laminated, double-curved insulated glass units – the first of their kind in Hong Kong – to insulate the building and reduce its cooling load as well as build resilience.

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