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Height: Architectural 165.3 m / 542 ft
Height: Occupied 139.6 m / 458 ft
Height: To Tip 165.3 m / 542 ft
Floors Above Ground 42
Floors Below Ground 2
# of Apartments 111
# of Hotel Rooms 213


Official Name One Central
Name of Complex One Central
Other Names Mandarin Oriental
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Macau
Street Address & Map Avenida Dr. Sun Yate Sen
Building Function hotel
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2004
Construction Start 2006
Completion 2010
Official Website One Central
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City Ranking #9 Tallest in Macau

Companies Involved

Developer Hongkong Land Limited; Shun Tak Holdings Limited
Design Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Architect of Record Wong Tung & Partners
Structural Engineer
Design Siu Yin-Wai & Associates
MEP Engineer
Design J. Roger Preston Group
Project Manager Shun Tak Holdings Limited
Main Contractor Hip Hing Construction
Other Consultant
Façade ALT Limited
Material Supplier
• Cladding Permasteelisa Group

About One Central

The centerpiece of a mixed-use development, One Central features an urban-resort concept Mandarin Oriental Hotel, with 213 guestrooms, 92 hotel-branded residences and apartments, restaurant, waterfront bar, and spa. The design of the tower is inspired by Macau’s natural setting, yet also by its vibrant gaming and energetic nightlife. These opposing influences result in a versatile development that is both serene by day and dynamic by night. With Nam Van Lake to the west and the China Sea to the south, the site is dominated by the presence of water, which heavily influenced the design throughout: from the fluidly-formed all-glass curtain wall of the tower’s exterior, to the form of the tower which leans out towards the water.

During the day, the rippled façade reflects light in a kaleidoscopic fashion, while at night the ripples are accentuated by dynamic lighting that scrolls across the façade. In response to the rippled tower façade, a 300-meter-long (984-foot) podium bends and folds evoking images of a ship’s wake.