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Kowloon Tower Concept Design

Kowloon Tower

At the edge of Victoria Harbor and directly across from the planned Central Station Tower, the 1,883-foot Kowloon Tower was designed to complement its dominant surroundings and provide a new gateway to the city of Hong Kong.

The structure features a series of subtly folding crystalline planes which ascend in a sloped vertical shaft and culminate in a spire that unifies and centers the composition. Each plane catches light at distinct angles; the resultant effect is a unique image of the building. The uniqueness of the building is fully appreciated upon entering the hotel lobby, where a 22-story central atrium offers views through the base to Hong Kong across the harbor and the eight super-columns located at the building’s perimeter.

Luxury hotel rooms and amenities are placed around the atrium with views to the harbor, the island and the station park. Additionally, this multi-purpose tower consists of commercial offices, retail areas, assembly components, and a car park. At the top are two multi-level fine dining restaurants and a public observatory that provides a stunning view from some of the highest occupied floors in the world.


Adrian Smith, Design Partner
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP


Mass Transit Railway Corporation