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Official Name International Commerce Centre
Complex Name Union Square
Former / Other Name ICC
Type building
Status Completed
Country China
City Hong Kong
Street Address 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon (Map)
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2000
Start of Construction 2002
Completion 2010
Global Ranking #5 tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #3 tallest in Asia (excluding the Middle East)
National Ranking #2 tallest in China
City Ranking #1 tallest in Hong Kong
Official Website International Commerce Cente
Height: Architectural 484.0 meter / 1588 feet
Height: Occupied 468.8 meter / 1538 feet
Height: To Tip 484.0 meter / 1588 feet
Height: Observatory 387.8 meter / 1272 feet
Floors Above Ground 108
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 83
Top Elevator Speed 9 m/s
Tower GFA 274,064 m² / 2,950,000 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms 312
# of Parking Spaces 1700
Companies Involved
Owner/Developer Sun Hung Kai Properties
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record Wong & Ouyang
Structural Engineers
Design Arup
Peer Review Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineers
Design J. Roger Preston Group; Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Project Manager Harbour Vantage
Main Contractor Sanfield Building Contractors Limited
Other Consultants
• Cost WT Partnership
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Landscape Belt Collins & Associates
Vertical Transportation Lerch Bates
• Wind RWDI
• (not specified) Meinhardt
Material Suppliers
• Cladding ALT Cladding
• Elevator Schindler
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
About International Commerce Centre
This shimmering tower serves as a beacon to the Hong Kong Harbor, creating the perfect gateway with its counterpart, 2 IFC. The way in which the scaled facade sweeps outward at the base into a grand canopy is beautiful and creates a strong relationship with the rest of the Kowloon Station Development. The building is an elegant silhouette-the fourth tallest in the world. See Project Case Study
Symbiosis: Supertalls and Future Cities
J. Klemperer (Principal & Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates), CTBUH Mumbai Conference

Technical Papers
A Paradigm Shift in the 21st Century Skyscraper
Emily Merrill & Dr. Lee Gray (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), CTBUH Shanghai Congress
Case Study: Hong Kong ICC
D. Malott (Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates PC), CTBUH Journal

  • The Ozone Bar on the 108th floor is the world's highest cocktail lounge in a building at 468.8 m.
  • The world's highest swimming pool in a building is also located on the 108th floor.