Design/Completion 1980-1984

Hong Kong Central

Hong Kong Club

25,000 m 2

34 m span prestressed concrete structure
flamed granite facing

This building’s design is discussed in detail by Harry Seidler in a 1993 lecture (synchronised with slides 2-12) recorded by UK architectural journalist Monica Pidgeon.

The club occupies the podium of the building to a four-storey height with almost total site cover and the offices above, the permissible two-thirds of the area.

The office structure straddles the club podium and generates the expressive image of the whole building: the 34 m long facade and 17 m internal spans. The absence of any interior columns created the required freedom for the club to plan internal spaces below.