Taikoo Place

Taikoo Place (Chinese: 太古坊; Jyutping: taai3 gu2 fong1; pinyin: Tàigǔfāng) is a commercial building complex located in Quarry Bay, east Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.[1] It comprises grade A office towers, car parking, clubs, office apartment, parks, and shops to meet the needs from business people worldwide.[2][3] Island Line (MTR) are available alongside Taikoo Place, Cityplaza and Taikoo Shing.[4] These three complexes are all managed by Swire Properties since the beginning from Taikoo Sugar Refinery, the subsequent Taikoo Dockyard and the recent demolitions of the industrial buildings.[5]

Taikoo Place 太古坊
Industryreal estate
Founded2008 Edit this on Wikidata
HeadquartersQuarry Bay and Tai Koo Shing,
OwnerSwire Properties
Websiteswireproperties.com
Map of Taikoo Place

TimelineEdit

Since the 1980s, Taikoo Place has been redeveloped to become a unique metropolitan environment for business and entertainment.[6] Until now, notable amenities include the Butterfield’s private members club. It is recognized as a popular choice for younger workers to seek employment.[7]

Taikoo Place hosts many advertisement and information technology firms. The PCCW Tower, the tower just next to Dorset House is where the headquarters of PCCW are located, a Hong Kong-based telecommunication company. The local headquarters of IBM and JWT is also situated there, occupying the first 15 storeys. Ironically, more IT firms choose to have their Hong Kong base in Taikoo Place rather than in Cyberport, which was specifically built for this purpose.[8][9]

The neighbourhood of Taikoo Place used to be residential and industrial. Once Taikoo Place was built, the neighbourhood has been undergoing constant development and gentrification. Concerned about the urban development, Swire Properties has begun construction of serviced apartments north of Devon House, due for completion in 2015.[10]

Current BuildingsEdit

Gammon Construction has been one of the major construction company involved.[11]

One Island EastEdit

Main Article : One Island East

One Island East
港島東中心
 
 
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location18 Westlands Road, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′09.7″N 114°12′48.0″E / 22.286028°N 114.213333°E / 22.286028; 114.213333
Construction started2006
Completed2008
CostHK$2,000,000,000[14]
Height
Architectural298 metres (978 ft)[12][13]
Top floor281.2 m (923 ft)[12]
Technical details
Floor count69 (plus 2 level of basement)[12]
Floor area144,426 m2 (1,554,590 sq ft)[12][13]
Lifts/elevators37[12]
Design and construction
ArchitectWong & Ouyang
DeveloperSwire Properties
Main contractorGammon Construction
References
[12]

One Island East is a grade-A office. It is 69-storey. It is located at 18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong It was completed in year 2000.

Hong Kong Island East Center tenants come from finance, insurance, accounting, real estate, trade, shipping to retailing.

Devon HouseEdit

Devon House
德宏大廈
 
Devon House (Left)
 
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location979 King's Road, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′14″N 114°12′40″E / 22.28722°N 114.21111°E / 22.28722; 114.21111
Completed1993
Height
Architectural298 metres (978 ft)[12][13]
Top floor29
Technical details
Floor count29
Floor area15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft)[12][13]
Lifts/elevators16 Passenger Lift + 3 Cargo Lift
Grounds27,500 sq ft (2,550 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectWong & Ouyang
DeveloperSwire Properties
Main contractorGammon Construction
Other information
ParkingYes
References
[15]

Devon House (1993) is located at 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. Devon House is a grade A office with 29 floors.[16] Major tenants include: Kinmen Building, Philip Morris, China Airlines, Jardine, Dairy Farm International and other rental

Dorset HouseEdit

Dorset House
多盛大廈
 
 
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location979 King's Road, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′12″N 114°12′44″E / 22.28667°N 114.21222°E / 22.28667; 114.21222
Completed1994
Height
Architectural298 metres (978 ft)[12][13]
Technical details
Floor count34
Floor area47,000 m2 (510,000 sq ft)[12][13]
Grounds610,000 sq ft (57,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectWong & Ouyang
DeveloperSwire Properties
Main contractorGammon Construction
References
[18]

Dorset House (1994) is located at 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. It provides 610,000 square feet (57,000 square meter). It also houses Butterfield's, a private members club managed by the Peninsula Group that offers gourmet dining, private function space, extensive meeting and banqueting facilities, and fitness and health facilities. Headroom is approximately 2.7m and 34 floors in total. Major tenants include McDonald's, LVMH, AC Nielsen, Jones Lang LaSalle, Wang Ouyang (Hong Kong) and the British Telecom and other rental

Floor Tenant
6 ISS A/S
9 Balenciaga Asia Pacific Limited; Leigh & Orange Ltd.
10 The Nielsen Company Limited (Hong Kong)
14
14,23 Royal Canin Hong Kong Limited
16
17 Jones Lang LaSalle Limited
19 Moët Hennessy Hong Kong Limited
20,22 Louis Vuitton Pacific Limited
22 Berluti Asia Pacific
23 Wrigley Asia Pacific Limited

Mars Foods Incorporate Hong Kong Limited

27 Wong Ouyang Architect Office[19]
31 Gravitas Ventures
31,35-36 McDonald's Hong Kong
34 Christian Dior Far East Limited
38 British Telecom

Cambridge HouseEdit

Cambridge House
康橋大廈
 
Cambridge House (Right)
General information
Opened2003

Cambridge House (formerly Po Yuan House) is located at 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. It consists of 36-storey office. Major tenants include Guerlain, TBWA and Campbell Soup.

Kjeldsens

Lincoln HouseEdit

Lincoln House (1998): formerly known as the South China Morning Post, is located at 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. It consists of 36-storey office. Major tenants include Wyeth Nutrition, The Coca-Cola Company, Lenovo, Benoy and Gucci. Lincoln House is sited at 979 King's Road, Taikoo Place. 21 floors in total, 1,000 square metres (10,800 sq ft) and 2.6 meter for headroom.

Floor Tenants
3,15 ANZ HK[21]
5 Benoy Architects
9 Raffles Medical Group; Heineken HK (Rm 903-05)
10 Fujitsu HK
17 BNP Paribas Asset Management
20 CITIC Telecom
22-23 Lenovo HK[22]

PCCW TowerEdit

PCCW Tower
電訊盈科中心
 
 
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location979 King's Road, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′13″N 114°12′44″E / 22.28694°N 114.21222°E / 22.28694; 114.21222
Completed1994
Height
Architectural298 metres (978 ft)[12][13]
Technical details
Floor count36
Floor area16,000 m2 (170,000 sq ft)[12][13]
Grounds620,000 sq ft (58,000 sqm)
Design and construction
ArchitectWong & Ouyang
DeveloperSwire Properties
Main contractorGammon Construction
References
[23]

PCCW Tower (1994) is located at 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. It consists of 36-storey office. Major tenants include BNP, IBM, WPP and PCCW.

Floor Tenants
9 Lockton Companies Hong Kong
17-18 HKT Limited Consumer Group
10,17 IBM China
20, 22 BNP Paribas[24]
23, 27-29 HKT Limited
14,32-34 PCCW Global Limited
36
36-37 MediaCom
36, 38 J. Walter ThompsonCompany Limited
6, 32, 40 CSL Mobile Limited

Oxford House (1999)Edit

Oxford House
濠豐大廈
 
 
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location979 King's Road, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′13″N 114°12′49″E / 22.28694°N 114.21361°E / 22.28694; 114.21361
Completed1999
Height
Architectural298 metres (978 ft)[12][13]
Technical details
Floor count36[25]
Floor area47,000 m2 (510,000 sq ft)[12][13]
Design and construction
ArchitectWong & Ouyang
DeveloperSwire Properties
Main contractorGammon Construction

Oxford House, (formerly Toppan Building), is located at 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. It is a grade-A office which consists of 36-storey office AND EACH TALL HALL IS 2.57 METER HILL. Major tenants include Oxford University Press, Turner Broadcasting Company, Bulgari, Dell, Interpublic Group, JCDecaux, KPMG, LVMH, QBE, and KPMG.

Floor Tenants
3 Quality Healthcare Asia Pacific Regional
4 Dimension Data China/hk Limited
6 Golin
14 Bayer Healthcare
17 EMC Computer Systems (FE) Ltd
24 LVMH Watch & Jewelry HK Limited
25 Bulgari Asia Pacific
17, 27 Baxter International, Baxter Healthcare
27 LG Hong Kong
30
37 TIME

Taikoo Place Apartments (2015)Edit

Taikoo Place Apartments
太古坊栢舍
 
 
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Location23 Tong Chong Street, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′08.8″N 114°12′40.1″E / 22.285778°N 114.211139°E / 22.285778; 114.211139Coordinates: 22°17′08.8″N 114°12′40.1″E / 22.285778°N 114.211139°E / 22.285778; 114.211139
Completed2015
Height
Architectural298 metres (978 ft)[12][13]
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area47,000 m2 (510,000 sq ft)[12][13]
Design and construction
ArchitectWong & Ouyang
DeveloperSwire Properties
Main contractorGammon Construction
References
[26]

Taikoo Place Apartments is located at 23 Tong Chong Street and opened at mid-2015. Together the 111 served residences occupied the 30 floors.[27]

Four choices are available, such as studio (~480 sq ft.), single bedroom (~650sq ft.), double bedroom (~1220sq ft.), and penthouses (either 1220 or 1610 sq ft.)

The bar Mr. and Ms. Fox are on the Ground floor Formerly 23, Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, 28 floors above.

Westlands CentreEdit

  • 15,20,28 / F: KPMG (KPMG) (28 / F-Professional Training Center)
  • 17-18 / F: Dell
  • 30-40 / F: Turner Broadcasting Company Asia Pacific Headquarters (40 / F - CNN Hong Kong Broadcasting Center).

Berkshire HouseEdit

(Formerly known as the Daxingxing Commercial Center and Car Service Center) (1998): It is a grade A office with 25 floors, providing 381,000 square feet (or 35,400 square meters).

One Taikoo PlaceEdit

One Taikoo Place was completed in September 2018. It is the first of two new Grade-A office towers in the Taikoo Place redevelopment project. One Taikoo Place has 48 storeys, including 41 floors of triple Grade-A office space. It has an average floor size of 21,000 sq ft and a gross floor area of 1 million sq ft. Designed by Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd, the tower features 3-metre-wide curtain wall window panels, with each floor designed to provide an abundance of natural light and offer panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. The office tower has been built to the highest sustainability standards by Arup, achieving Pre-certified Platinum for LEED BD+C: Core and Shell Version 2009, and Provisional Platinum for BEAM Plus New Buildings Version 1.2 green building standards. The Building is also recognized as the first AI & Data-driven Building in Hong Kong by implementing Arup Neuron Digital Platform to optimize all the operation data inside the building.

Former BuildingsEdit

Warwick House (1979) (demolition)Edit

Kang and Mansion and the domain building composed of 2B site, will be reconstructed into a 42-storey 3-storey library of commercial buildings, called Taikoo Square two Two Taikoo Place, as well as a 69,000 square foot garden square, Taikoo Square and Taikoo Garden. The gross floor of the commercial building is about 983,000 square feet and is expected to be completed in 2021

  • Cornwall House (1984) (Demolition): Multi-purpose Art Venue ArtisTree is located on the first floor of this building [4].

Somerset House (1988)Edit

  • It has been demolished and will be rebuilt into a 48-storey Grade 1 building with a Grade 1 storey building called One Taikoo Place with a gross floor area of approximately 102.1 10,000 square feet, is expected to be transferred in 2018. [5]

Future BuildingsEdit

Swire Properties announced HKD$15 billion will be spent on redeveloping the Taikoo Park (i.e. Via Fiori), Taikoo Place Phase 1 (completed in September 2018) and Phase 2 (Complete in 2021).[28][29] Architects and design firms including Gustafson Porter and Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd.[30] Hugh Sutton Associates will be in charge of the new elevated walkway system.[31]

Recreation, Parks, and energy-saving initiativesEdit

Taikoo Place is next to Taikoo Park and Quarry Bay Park. An extra 69,000 square feet of open landscaped gardens will be provided in the coming years.[32]

Besides, biodiesel tri-generation and adsorption chiller energy was adopted in order to save up to 2% of building energy, methods include increasing both the efficiency of electricity and space cooling by chilled water. This reduces the greenhouse effect within the office complex.

The rooftop is planted so that 75% of demolition waste is then diverted from landfills.[33]

Events and ExhibitionsEdit

Cornwall House provides 10,000 square feet of area for business events.[34] Topics includes Gender equality and GPS navigation software.[35] A forum called "blueprint Labs" for start-up is introduced in 2016.

Paintings and SculpturesEdit

External charters and membership provide awards that encourage designers to present their artwork. About 300 personnel outside the company, including NGOs such as Hong Kong Blind Union, Chung Ying Theatre, and Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation will also attend those 100 briefing on feedbacks from their staff.[36]

Leisure and EntertainmentsEdit

The Taikoo Place is next to Cityplaza, a grade A shopping mall with ice skating rink, cinema and five-star hotel EAST, Hong Kong. The theme of the complex is to "Live Happy".[37]

TransportationsEdit

Mass Transport System is seen as a catalyst in speeding up the movement of the working class.[38]

Drop off areas is available in the entrance of One Island East, Devon House, Oxford House and Tong Chong Street.[39] Island Eastern Corridor and Eastern Harbour Crossing also connects Taikoo Place with East Kowloon, Central, Hong Kong and Hong Kong International Airport. MTR, tram, bus, and minibus are also available on particular time slots.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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