Wong & Ouyang Completes Hong Kong’s Tallest Tower

9 November 2009 (Last Updated November 9th, 2009 18:30)

Hong Kong-based architecture firm Wong & Ouyang has completed the city's tallest tower called One Island East (OIE) at TaiKoo Place, an office campus located on east HK Island. The 308m tower was built on an industrial estate and is connected to TaiKoo Place by an elevated walkway

Hong Kong-based architecture firm Wong & Ouyang has completed the city's tallest tower called One Island East (OIE) at TaiKoo Place, an office campus located on east HK Island.

The 308m tower was built on an industrial estate and is connected to TaiKoo Place by an elevated walkway system featuring link bridges with access to office buildings and the MTR station.

The reduced footprint of the tower offers a 5,500m² landscaped garden with improved space for pedestrians.

The tower has a central core square with four rounded corners orientated at 45° to create a spatial relationship with adjacent buildings.

The north and south corners provide harbour views, while the east and west corners offer views of the open space at the base.

The upper lobby is suspended from the ceiling as a floating gallery and the wall and ceiling have a timber finish.

The office has a floor area of 2,300m² with height of 4,025mm. Full-height glazing provides natural lighting to the tower.