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Coordinates: 22°16′38.17″N 114°9′53.75″E / 22.2772694°N 114.1649306°E / 22.2772694; 114.1649306

Pacific Place
Pacific Place logo
HK Pacific Place 201207.jpg
View of Pacific Place entrance from Queensway
LocationHong Kong
Address88 Queensway Admiralty and 1–3 Queen Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Opening date1988
DeveloperSwire Properties
Total retail floor areaOver 710,000 sq ft[1]
No. of floors4 (shopping mall)
Parking500 parking spaces
Websitehttp://www.pacificplace.com.hk/
Pacific Place
Traditional Chinese太古廣場
Simplified Chinese太古广场
Banyan tree inside Pacific Place
The shopping arcade of Pacific Place
The Beauty Gallery in Level 1

Pacific Place is a complex of office towers and hotels and a shopping centre situated at 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong. The latest phase, Three Pacific Place, is located at 1 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai.[2][3]

The four-level mall is home to over 160 shops and boutiques [4] and one major department store. The complex is also home to three five-star hotels, a boutique hotel, three office towers and 270 serviced apartments.

Pacific Place complex is owned and managed by Swire Properties, with the exception of the three hotels (Conrad Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La and JW Marriott Hotel), in each of which it retains a 20 per cent equity interest.[5]

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HistoryEdit

Pacific Place was developed by Swire Properties. Phases One and Two were built on land formerly part of Victoria Barracks, one of the first military compounds in Hong Kong. The land was auctioned by the Hong Kong Government during redevelopment and was successfully bid for by Swire. It was purchased in two tranches in 1985 and 1986 for a total cost of US$1 billion.[6] Phase One opened in 1988.[6] The Conrad International Hotel was completed in 1991.[7][8] Phase Three was completed in 2004.[1] It was developed from old buildings on Star Street, Wan Chai.[6]

Pacific Place underwent a major contemporisation project that was completed in 2011. It involved interior, exterior, and architectural refinements led by pioneering architect Thomas Heatherwick[9] which cost more than HK$2.1 billion.[10]

PhasesEdit

  • One
  • Two
    • Two Pacific Place
    • Island Shangri-La
      • Two Pacific Place and Island Shangri-La hotel occupy respectively the bottom half and the top half of the tallest tower of the complex, which is 213 metres high and has 56 floors.[11]
    • Conrad Hong Kong
    • Pacific Place Apartments
  • Three
    • Three Pacific Place

Shopping centreEdit

The four-level shopping arcade houses both lifestyle and high-end shops in areas ranging from entertainment, dining, accessories to apparel. It houses one department store, Harvey Nichols. A footbridge connects it across Queensway to Queensway Plaza and United Centre. It is connected by tunnels to the Admiralty MTR Station and Three Pacific Place. Escalators connect it to Hong Kong Park.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Pacific Place: About Us
  2. ^ Three Pacific Place on emporis.com
  3. ^ Three Pacific Place on skyscraperpage.com
  4. ^ https://www.swireproperties.com/en/portfolio/current-developments/pacific-place/pacific-place-mall.aspx
  5. ^ Swire: Swire Properties Limited
  6. ^ a b c "Star Struck!", in Swire News, 1st issue, 2009, pp. 10–15
  7. ^ Conrad International Hotel on emporis.com
  8. ^ Conrad International Hotel on skyscraperpage.com
  9. ^ https://www.swireproperties.com/en/portfolio/current-developments/pacific-place/pacific-place-mall.aspx
  10. ^ Swire News, 2008 Autumn, page 4
  11. ^ "HK Island ShangriLa Hotel". Simtropolis. Retrieved 17 June 2013.

Further readingEdit

  • Jenks, Michael; Dempsey, Nicola (2005). Future Forms and Design For Sustainable Cities. Routledge. pp. 147–150. ISBN 9780750663090.

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