A former government headquarters tower, the Murray Building in Hong Kong, has been transformed into a luxury 336-room hotel, with a rooftop bar, restaurants and event spaces.
The renovation and refurbishment of this listed 1960s building by architects Foster + Partners retains the signature gridded, white façade while upgrading other aspects of the building and introducing a new function appropriate for the changing demands of the city.
In the original design the windows are recessed and carefully oriented to minimise the effect of Hong Kong’s intense sub-tropical sunlight.
At the tower’s base a sequence of four-storey high arches intersected by a podium has been retained along with a vehicle ramp and elevated pathway giving access to the interiors. Both elements have been partially clad in platinum gold stainless steel.
Inhabit provided façade and BMU consultancy services including design, specification, tender, shop drawing review and construction supervision for the project.
. 2018 Design For Asia Award, Gold.
ClientWHARF CHINA DEVELOPMENT
DeveloperWHARF CHINA DEVELOPMENT
ArchitectFOSTER + PARTNERS