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. www.pidgeondigital.com
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.