Announced last week, Zaha Hadid Architects along with Henderson Land Development is set to design a 35-storey office sky rise in the heart of Kong Kong. According to Bloomberg, the site was purchased for £2.2 billion, reportedly the most expensive block of land in the world as well as being the first plot of commercial land the Hong Kong government has sold since 1996.
The block is located on Murray Road and will replace an existing multi-storey car park. Set in the cities financial district, the building will stand directly opposite the Bank of China Tower and close to Foster + Partners’ HSBC Headquarters. HLD was granted permission to start building back in March and should see completion of the project by mid 2022.
“It aims to be an iconic Grade A office building, targeted to be a ‘green, smart and healthy’ development, with the relevant highest international accreditations,” said the firm.
This will be the second project for ZHA in the city along side 78-metre-high Jockey Club Innovation Tower on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, which was completed in 2014. The firm is also constructing the tallest residential building in Mexico City, and a pair of mixed-use towers in London.