Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Featured Buildings Involving Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Four Seasons Place

Four Seasons Place, Hong Kong

The Four Seasons Place offers visitors amenities such as outdoor pools, a cold plunge pool, steam rooms, and a spa.

International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.

Larvotto

Larvotto, Hong Kong

The design of Larvotto is modeled upon a sleek, yacht-shaped design, one of the landmarks in the region.

Shanghai IFC

Shanghai IFC, Shanghai

Shanghai International Finance Centre is a integrated complex comprising twin premium Grade-A office towers, located at the heart of the Little Lujiazui financial and trade zone.

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About Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Sun Hung Kai Properties puts its long-standing belief in Building Homes with Heart into practice, on the one hand by developing residences of the finest quality and offering first-class service to customers, and also by contributing to the good of the community to make Hong Kong a better home for everyone.

The Group understands that buying a home is one of the biggest decisions most people make in their lives, and so it spares no effort to deliver the very best. Vertical integration from planning, material sourcing and construction through to project monitoring and property management ensures high standards in every aspect of development.

The Group's seasoned management team follows prudent strategies for long-term business development and its philosophy includes a strong sense of social responsibility, both to customers and the public.

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Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited Connected Global News

Hong Kong Top-Floor Towers Fetch Double the Manhattan Rents

Hong Kong Top-Floor Towers Fetch Double the Manhattan Rents

6 Mar 2014, Hong Kong – Premium office space is found at the topmost floors of skyscrapers across the globe…

Carlyle Acquires Shanghai Central Plaza

Carlyle Acquires Shanghai Central Plaza

12 Apr 2013, Shanghai – Private equity giant the Carlyle Group has announced its acquisition of the Shanghai…

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Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited at CTBUH

CTBUH 2017 Research Seed Funding

21 Mar 2017, CTBUH News – CTBUH is pleased to announce the "Call for Proposals" for its 2017…

CTBUH 2016 Conference Diamond Sponsor

16-21 Oct 2016, Conference Sponsor – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place…

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings

13 Oct 2016, CTBUH Research – The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous…

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited at CTBUH

CTBUH 2017 Research Seed Funding
21 Mar 2017, Chicago – CTBUH News
CTBUH is pleased to announce the "Call for Proposals" for its 2017 International Research Seed Funding – culminating with an award of US$20,000.
CTBUH 2016 Conference Diamond Sponsor
16-21 Oct 2016 – Conference Sponsor
Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism takes place progressively across three Chinese cities: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Inaugural Steering Committee Meetings in All Three Cities
10-20 Jan 2016 – Event Report
Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.
CTBUH 2015 New York Conference Gold Sponsor
26-30 Oct 2015, New York City – Conference Sponsor
After a post-recession hiatus in tall building construction in many countries lasting several years, numerous cities are again resurgent.
Shanghai International Finance Center Technical Tour Report
19 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Tour Report
At the Shanghai International Finance Center, attendees toured hotel spaces, an unoccupied office floor, technical facilities including a mechanical floor, and the top floor restaurant.
Four-City Tour Generates Strong Shanghai Conference Support
14-18 Oct 2013, Shanghai – Tour Report
Preparations for the 2014 CTBUH Conference are now underway. Executive Director Antony Wood embarked on a four-city tour, meeting with more than 30 companies over the course of 10 days.
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal Paper
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…

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Mike Wong

Mike Wong

CTBUH Awards Technical Jury, 2015
Hong Kong, China

Patrick Leung

Patrick Leung

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2015
Hong Kong, China

Tony Tang

Tony Tang

CTBUH Conference, Speaker, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand

CTBUH Resources Involving Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Award Winners & Finalists

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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CTF Guangzhou - Efficiency in Mixed-Use Supertall

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Florence Chan, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings

19 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
William Murray, Wordsearch

Interview: Irvine Sellar

27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews
Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property

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ICC – Rising High for the Future of Hong Kong

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Tony Tang, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

Deep Foundations for High-Rise Buildings in Hong Kong

Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4
James Sze, Arup

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Videos

CTF Guangzhou - Efficiency in Mixed-Use Supertall
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Florence Chan, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Gaungzhou, China. Florence Chan of Kohn Pedersen Fox presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 4: "Guangzhou Developments" Since the reformation in 1980s, Central Business Districts have been popping up in…
From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings
19 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William Murray, Wordsearch
One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how to brand real estate and architecture through print and digital media. With the advent of new tools,…
Interview: Irvine Sellar
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property
Irvine Sellar of Sellar Property is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Irvine discusses the design in the big picture.
2015 New York Conference - Session 3d - Q&A
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
Patrick Leung, Sun Hung Kai Properties; Kelly Romano, United Technologies Corporation; and Michael Rudin, Rudin Management Company, Inc, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Session 3d: Building Performance & Operation.
ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Patrick Leung, Sun Hung Kai Properties
The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is a landmark skyscraper located in Hong Kong. It is the tallest building in Hong Kong with office spaces, fine dining restaurants, an observation deck and a world class hotel. ICC has firmly established…
Tall Building Performance Award Management + Measurement = Performance: International Commerce Centre
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dakki Hui, Kai Shing Management Services Limited
At 98 percent occupancy, the International Commerce Centre houses some of the most prominent financial institutions in the world. The building is routinely recognized as a paragon of good management, from a commercial, environmental, and community…
Monthly Video: International Commerce Centre
6 Nov 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Dakki Hui, Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Dakki Hui, Senior Property and Facility Manager, Kai Shing Management Services, discusses International Commerce Centre, the Performance Award Winner in the 2014 CTBUH Awards. View the extended interview…
Interview: International Commerce Centre
6 Nov 2014 – 2014 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Dakki Hui, Kai Shing Management Services Limited
Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Dakki Hui, Senior Property and Facility Manager, Kai Shing Management Services, discusses International Commerce Centre, the Performance Award Winner in the 2014 CTBUH Awards.
CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Dinner
6 Nov 2014 – CTBUH "13th Annual Awards"; Dinner 2014
The 13th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago. The 13th Annual CTBUH Awards introduced the inaugural Urban Habitat Award, won by The Interlace, and…
Modernization: Renewing the Lifecycle of Vertical Transportation
16 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Franz Arnold, Schindler Elevators
Traditionally much of the focus in the tall building sector has been centered on the ground breaking technology being put in place for the pioneering “Skyscrapers of Tomorrow.” However, as these landmarks continually develop the ranks of “yesterday’s…
Interview: Hong Kong's Role in the History of the Chinese Skyscraper
21 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; Christine Bruckner, AIA Hong Kong
Christine Bruckner of AIA Hong Kong is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. Christine talks about Hong Kong and its role in the history of the Chinese skyscraper.
Interview: China's Future Tallest
20 Sep 2012 – 2012 Shanghai Congress Interviews; David Malott, KPF
David Malott of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2012 CTBUH Shanghai Congress at the Jin Mao, Shanghai. David discusses two of China's future tallest buildings, the 660-meter Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen and…
The Design Process of Complex Architectural Facades
20 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Bert van de Linde, Technical Director, Permasteelisa Group
Facades form the identity and functionality of high-rise buildings. The “design process” for complex bespoke architectural high-rise facades is an abstract term that in reality is not a single process but a simultaneous cross-disciplinary design…
Advanced Structural Silicone Glazing
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Lawrence D. Carbary, Industry Scientist; Dow Corning Corporation
This presentation discussed an advanced engineering evaluation using nonlinear analysis to improve structural silicone glazing (SSG) design in high performance curtain wall systems. High wind pressures often result in bulky SSG profile dimensions.…
Selling Tall: The Branding and Marketing of Tall Buildings
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; William Murray Wordsearch
Tall buildings are important brands – creating both value and recognition for the cities and countries that create them. We have a duty to ensure that the messaging, marketing and communications match the importance, complexity, professionalism, hard…
Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: From New York to Shanghai: A Lifetime of Tall
21 Oct 2010 – CTBUH "9th Annual Awards"; William Pedersen, KPF
William Pedersen, Partner, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Mr. Pedersen’s approach to design has been one that weds formal and technical originality with a modesty informed by a deep respect for spatial and historical context. Mr. Pedersen discussed…
Symbiosis: Supertalls and Future Cities
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at CTBUH 2010 Mumbai Conference; James von Klemperer, KPF
KPF has designed some of the most iconic tall buildings around the world, including the Shanghai World Financial Centre which won the CTBUH 2008 Best Tall Building Award. With super-talls at heights of 500-meters and above completed or underway in…

Papers/Research

ICC – Rising High for the Future of Hong Kong
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Tony Tang, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Standing at 484 meters, Sun Hung Kai’s ICC is the tallest building in Hong Kong and currently the 7th tallest in the world. ICC does not only add to the stock of the tall buildings in Hong Kong, it also helps to transform the once barren West Kowloon…
Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Deep Foundations for High-Rise Buildings in Hong Kong
Dec 2015 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 4 Number 4; James Sze, Arup
Hong Kong is a renowned small city with densely placed skyscrapers. It is no surprise that heavy duty or even mega foundations are built over the years to support these structures. To cope with the fast construction pace, several heavy deep…
ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Patrick Leung & Howard Yeung, Sun Hung Kai Properties
The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is a landmark skyscraper located in Hong Kong. It is the tallest building in Hong Kong, with office spaces, fine dining restaurants, an observation deck and a world class hotel. ICC has firmly established…
International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong
13 Jan 2013 – Corporate Publication
As the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre is an icon, not only for its scale, but also for its iconic ‘dragon tail’ feature at the base of the north face. Architects at the Kohn Pedersen Fox Association designed walls…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest 15 Cities in China
Sep 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; CTBUH Research
With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239 buildings 200 meters or more in height under construction.
Case Study: Shanghai IFC
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Edward Chan & Wing Leung, AECOM
Shanghai ifc, a landmark mixed-use development located in the heart of Lujiazui, Shanghai includes a 250-meter multi-function tower (South Tower), a 260-meter office tower (North Tower), a 100-meter hotel block, retail podium and 4-levels basement.…
Context to China’s Legacy of Tall Building Development
Aug 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue III; Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Modern supertall buildings have become one of the vital symbols of economic development and the urbanization progress in mainland China, as well as one of the major focuses of China’s construction industry. This paper reviews the context of modern…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I; CTBUH Research
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen…
Case Study: Hong Kong International Commerce Centre
Dec 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue IV; David Malott, KPF
Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination: high-powered finance, global tourism, luxury shopping, and world-class hospitality, all gathered in a…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2009
Dec 2009 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Trump International Hotel & Tower named tallest building completed in 2009; Successful year for the American high-rise. Over half of all buildings 200m or taller completed in the past twelve months were located in Asia, with some 36% being in China…
Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008
Dec 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2009 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten…
Three Mega-Tall Buildings in Hong Kong: Central Plaza, Two International Finance Centre, and International Commerce Centre
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; John W. K. Luk, Julia M.K. Lau & Tim M.T. Mak; Lau Sun Hung Kai Properties
The paper goes over Sun Hung Kai Properties Group as the developer/co-developer of three major tall building commercial complexes in Hong Kong: the Central Plaza, the International Finance Centre and the Union Square and also discuss the impacts or…
Two International Finance Centre
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Andrew Luong, Craig Gibbons, Alexis Lee & John MacArthur, Ove Arup & Partners
This paper describes the some of the geotechnical design considerations, the structural design development and construction of the 420m tower, Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong.
The Foundation Design for Two Super High-Rise Buildings in Hong Kong
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; John Davies, James Lui, Jack Pappin, et al., Ove Arup & Partners
This paper examines the foundation design for the IFC Tower II and Union Square, 420 meters tall and 480 meters tall, respectively.

Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 85 Completed9 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 3 Completed
Average Building Age 15 Years
Most Common Function residential, 73 Buildings
Most Common Material Concrete, 76 Buildings
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All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.