The Langham Place in the Mong Kok district of Kowloon is one of the largest urban renewal projects in Hong Kong to date. The mixed-use development boasts some unique design features that set it apart from other shopping destinations in the city.
Throughout Arup's nine year involvement in the development, we applied the firm's holistic approach to deliver total design solutions including structural, geotechnical, façade, wind and fire engineering services. In particular our designs responded to the needs of five levels of basement construction and the difficult site conditions with respect to complex ground conditions and close proximity of old utilities and old buildings.
60mx26m Grand Atrium
Innovative structural design
Arup’s innovative structural design employed steel composite mega columns and steel outrigger structures to form the skeleton of the office tower which made construction feasible on a downtown construction site in close proximity to a food market.
The Grand Atrium boasts a mega structure which comprises 60m tall and 26m span portal frames on pinned bases forming the tallest single span glass wall currently in Hong Kong.
Langham Place also features a revolutionary 'Digital Sky' screen spanning the length of the Grand Atrium. Essentially a digital canvas, this space allows creativity to flow through the building, bringing artists and the community into greater contact.
Arup developed an innovative large-scale audiovisual systems including lighting special effects, concert sound and multimedia themed environment for the shopping mall of Langham Place.
The Xpresscalator is another unique design feature, It spans 42m from level four to level eight of the shopping centre, becoming the longest indoors escalator in Hong Kong.
The development has changed the ambiance and quality of the surrounding Mong Kok district and will act as a catalyst for further renewal in this older area of urban Kowloon.