Hysan Place

KPMG Hong Kong

The first LEED Platinum certified commercial project in Hong Kong, Hysan Place sets a new standard in sustainable design while providing a vibrant mix of retail and office space as an urban oasis in the densest of Hong Kong’s neighborhoods.

Central to the project was long-term planning flexibility and synergy between uses, achieved by considering the building’s design from a holistic perspective and maintaining the relationship of all parts, from massing and shifting forms to occupier health and configuration of natural light.

The composition of the scheme is developed as a series of shifting forms, each designed to optimize the internal planning of the use housed within. These forms are configured to generate vertical gardens over the height of the building, providing multi-story rooftop oases for users and openings for prevailing breezes to pass through the building. Porosity for wind enhances pedestrian comfort at grade and betters the surrounding environment of Causeway Bay beyond the boundary of the site itself.

The retail podium accommodates a mix of planning models, with public gathering spaces serving to unify the shopping experience while providing unique places for activity. Between these two uses sit five semi-retail floors that are configured with internal planning flexibility in mind to allow long term re-use between retail and office uses.


Hong Kong, China


Hysan Development Company


Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects and Engineers (Associate Architect), Benoy (Retail Interiors)


Headquarters, Mixed-Use, Office, Retail


66,600 m2 / 716,000 ft2


Global Award for Excellence (Urban Land Institute 2013), Mixed-Use Buildings Category - Gold (MIPIM Asia Awards 2012), Award for Architecture (AIA Hong Kong 2013), Green Building Award, New Building: Building Under Construction -Merit- (HKGBC 2012), Best Mixed-Use Development-Gold- (MIPIM Asia 2012), Award: Green or Sustainable -Built- (Perspective 2012), Award: Skyscraper Over 150m High (Perspective 2012), New Building Category (Quality Building 2014), Merit Award (Quality Building Award 2014), Global Awards for Excellence (ULI Awards for Excellence 2013), Best Shopping Center-Shortlisted- (World Architecture Festival 2013)

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Project Type:Mixed-Use
Project Location:Asia Pacific