HONG KONG – Small spaces, ever growing shops, luxurious boutiques and breathtaking city skyline – few things that people refer to talking about Hong Kong. But when it comes to architecture and design, this country that never sleep has its own share of spectacular and amusing structures.
With famous architects from all over the world starting to build new levels of urban spaces in Hong Kong, expect to see a different kind of architectural design into Asia’s World City. Want some proof? Check out these 10 iconic buildings in Hong Kong that will surely leave you speechless!
10 Most Iconic Buildings in Hong Kong
Opus Hong Kong – Victoria Peak
Anchored against the hillside of Victoria Peak, it was the 1st residential project of Frank Gehry in Asia. The glass-enclosed columns, twisting design & distorted façade makes Opus both iconic & magnificent.
THR350 – Jardine’s Lookout
This 9-story private residence features a modern combination of glass and timber, all set in a stunning building design. What makes it interesting is the sculptural staircase that resembles to stacked ice cubes.
SK Yee Healthy Life Center – Tuen Mun
Located on the rooftop of Tuen Mun Hospital Complex, the SK Yee Life Center is a home, garden and playground for patients. It boosts a seamless interior and exterior allowing air and light to cross freely.
Private Residence at Silverstrand – Sai Kung
Designed by Aedas, this three 2-storey home is beyond beautiful. By using huge glazed windows and sandstone color matrix, this Private Home at Silverstrand shows a unique architecture rarely seen in HK.
Kwun Tong Swimming Pool Complex – Kwun Tong
Next on these iconic buildings in Hong Kong is the Swimming Complex build by Ronald Lu & Partners in Kwun Tong. The angled roof appears to float in air while the terracotta panels adds a touch of vibrancy.
Hong Kong Design Institute – Tiu Keng Leng
One of the most creative architectural designs ever built in HK, HKDI has all the elements of an iconic building. The highly raised glazed box, lattice-steel towers, grass covered podium and urban park on top.
Polytechnic University’s Innovation Tower – Hung Hom
Designed by the legendary Zaha Hadid, PolyU’s Innovation Tower is without a doubt extraordinary. The fluidity of the building, iconic structure, creative concept and collateral flexibility makes it jaw-dropping.
Hong Kong Velodrome – Tseung Kwan O
Continuing on these iconic buildings in Hong Kong is this exceptional cycling arena known as the Hong Kong Velodrome. Located in Sai Kung, it features an elliptical form and highly distinctive roof design.
Hotel Indigo – Wanchai
A glass-bottomed rooftop infinity pool and unique shading that creates an image of dragon wrapping around the building. No wonder why Hotel Indigo was awarded at the Asia-Pacific Property Awards 2013 for Best Hotel Architecture.
The Forum – Central
Featuring a glass cube structure that delicately balance on a 15 ½ degrees in one corner, this 4,501 sq. m space is truly brilliant. Inspired by precious gems, The Forum is a Grade-A office in the heart of Central.
These iconic buildings in Hong Kong are simply fantastic. From modernly-designed private homes to Dragon-Inspired towers, this country in Asia is slowly establishing its name to modern architecture. What’s your favorite on the list?