Bouygues and its part in History
The Hong Kong Convention Centre is not only a feat of gigantic size. Just after being finished it already become a monument to History. On 30 June 1997, while the whole world held its breath, it hosted the ceremony to mark the retrocession of Hong Kong to China, after 155 years under the British flag.
For Bouygues Bâtiment International, this glass and steel bird dominating the Wanchaï seafront also represented a historic challenge: seven hectares reclaimed from the sea; three exhibition halls and a 4,700-seat theatre; four hectares of roof made up from 9,000 panels fitted on site, one by one... The building is as big as the Sydney opera house and its kitchens alone are as big as the Hong Kong Stadium. A titanic project for an emblematic location.
Among the structures built by Bouygues Bâtiment International in Hong Kong are luxury hotels, the National Stadium, tunnels and bridges… Recent contracts include the new headquarters for the Hong Kong civil aviation authority and the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Building, a cruise terminal of astonishing design that will be one of the most modern in the world, powered using renewable energy sources.
- Product line: Sports complexes & Exhibition Centres
- Main Contractor: Dragages Hong Kong
- Handover: 1997
- Architects: SOM Architects, Wong & Ouyang
- Client: Hong Kong Trade Development Council
- 166,000 m² on 8 floors
- Capacity: 140,000 people/day
- 40,000 m² of roofing
- 40,000 m² of façades