HKSAR Government Headquarters is located at the historical site of Tamar, a former naval dockyard. It is an intricately composed Government Complex, integrating three principal facilities: the HKSAR Government Offices, the Chief Executive’s Office and the Legislative Council Complex. The design projects a unifying composition, while each facility maintains its identity and expression befitting to its function.
Photography: Marcel Lam, Gammon- Hip Hing Joint Venture, CYC, John Choy
Designed Year: 2007
Completion Year: 2011
Site Area: 42,218 sq m
Total G.F.A: 131,574 sq m
Project Team: Rocco Yim, Bernard Hui, William Tam, C M Chan, Henry Ho, Boris Lo, Lucia Cheung, William Lee, Wicky Choi, Herbert Hung, Ivy Yung, Queenie Szeto, Angela Fong, Joseph Kong, Sze Hoi Wai, Alonzo Cheng, Chan Chi Chung, Fiona Ching, Chris Wong, Tong HuiChing, Ivan Chui, David Ho, DathanWun, Gary Ng, Agnus Lau, Mike Morgan
Client: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
About the Work, About the Job
ST customer since 2008 when we did the previous headquarters in São Paulo. In early 2011 there was a need for expansion of existing 250m2 to a larger area . Participate from the selection of properties , the Fit Test , and later Architecture Project Management Work. The property found was 560 m2 , in the Brooklyn neighborhood of São Paulo .
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