Hovering Over the Harbor

by Leslie Ouyang, (M.ASCE), Dir.; Wong & Ouyang Group of Practice, Hong Kong, China,
Joseph K. M. Mo, Dir.; Wong & Ouyang Group of Practice, Hong Kong, China,
T. W. Li, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Dir.; Wong & Ouyang Group of Practice, Hong Kong, China,
Stan Korista, Dir.; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL,
Ron Johnson, Assoc. Partner; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago, IL,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1998, Vol. 68, Issue 5, Pg. 44-47


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The $600 million extension to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center features a highly sculpted roof inspired by the uplifting image of seabirds in flight, as well as a 300-ft-long atrium link over water. To achieve long, column-free spans in the exhibit hall and auditorium, six 270-ft-long trusses were manufactured in the Philippines, barged to the construction site, and jacked into place. The 1.7 million sq ft extension was built on 16 acres of reclaimed land in Hong Kong Harbor and took three years to complete.

Subject Headings: Building design | Recreational buildings | Hong Kong | Roofs | Trusses

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