Completion of Ocean Terminal Extension, Hong Kong

Hong Kong SAR, PRC:

A new gateway for thousands of international cruise liner passengers, the extension to the Ocean Terminal in Harbour City, Hong Kong has opened to the public. With stunning new outdoor spaces for dining and leisure capitalizing on the unmatched panoramic views of the harbour, this new expansion will be the best place for visitors to immerse themselves in a unique waterfront experience, creating a new landmark for Hong Kong. The terminal has the distinct advantage of being located directly opposite Victoria Harbour, boasting unrivalled views of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. Standing right on the water’s edge visitors have 270- degree views of the city, from the Kowloon Peninsula in the North East to Causeway Bay in the South East.

The project, although small, was a highly complicated design by Foster + Partners. One of the major challenges was the movement of the marine deck due to tidal changes and berthing cruise ships requiring the base of the façade to be released in all directions, requiring the introduction of a ‘floating deck’ to transfer the load back to the columns. Large cantilever decks at each level contributed to the highly demanding movement requirements for both the curved double laminated insulated glazing units and the 4.5m x 2.4m custom made automated sliding doors.

Project Director: Hugh Brennand
Project Consultant/Engineer: William Lin
Support Team: Vincent Ng & Thibault Legras
Architect: Foster + Partners
Client: Harbour City
Photography: Foster + Partners

The project has been featured on Arch Daily:

For more details, please contact Hugh Brennand or William Lin, at the Inhabit Hong Kong Office.