Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building

Structural Designer

AECOM Asia Co. Ltd with BuroHappold (sub-consultant for Fa├žade and Roof Enclosure)

Client Name

Tourism Commission, The Government of HKSAR, with Architectural Services Department, The Government of the HKSAR (Project Manager)


Hong Kong, China


This new terminal building is built on the former Hong Kong airport at Kai Tak and will accommodate the world’s largest cruise vessels.  The 3-storey structure is 850m long with a floor area of 150,000m2, and is designed using innovative concrete bridge construction methods.  The prestressed structures are designed to meet the aesthetic requirements with minimal finishes.   In-situ and precast concrete is used throughout with a series of long-span box beams that form the structure and the service corridors.  Speed of construction was a vital feature of the development, with the whole project designed and built in 36 months.

Judge's comment:

This enormous project demonstrates the ability of the design and build process to deliver a high value building.  The judges saw that the whole team had worked well together to deliver innovative design and construction solutions.  The best features of in-situ and precast concrete were used to create an overall solution that was elegant and yet easy to build rapidly.

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