GRAND PROMENADE





Hong Kong



Highrise development located in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong consisted of 5 towers ranging from 63 stories (699 ft) to 66 stories (719 ft) in height with 6 podium levels that include bus terminal at ground floor, car park levels, club house level and an elevator lobby floor along with the residential floors at upper structures above the transfer plates.





Towers 2, 3 and 5 are connected by a common 14 ft thick transfer plate above the podium level. Towers 1 & 6 also rest on individual transfer plates. There are two refuge floors in every tower with the 47th Floors also utilized as “sky garden”, used as observation venues and enjoy the view of the harbor. The top two floors of each tower feature combined units (penthouse) with increased floor to floor heights making it particularly more difficult to frame.


The towers represented one of the earliest applications of typical floor flat slabs utilized as part of the main lateral wind force resisting systems. Extensive wind tunnel testing was performed to establish the lateral wind loads used in the design of the towers.


Architect

WCWP International Ltd


Owner

Henderson Land