The original building was built on reclaimed land off Gloucester Road in 1988. The glass curtain was the world’s largest at the time, overlooking the Victoria Harbour on three sides.
The second phase of the centre, located on an artificial island, was constructed from 1994 to 1997, and features a bird-like rooftop (also referred to as a turtle by some critics[who?]). The project took only 48 months from reclamation to completion. The main constructor of the extension was a joint venture named Hip Hing Construction Co Ltd Dragages et Travaux Publics. Originally, Phase Two was connected to Phase One with an atrium link (a sky bridge), and to Convention Road with two road bridges, but now the two phases are connected by an expanded exhibition hall.
The complex’s construction was financed by New World Development, with the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and Harbour View Apartments on top of it.
HKCEC made a second expansion during 2006-2009. Upon completion, the HK$1.4 billion expansion added 19,400 sqm to the HKCEC, bringing the total exhibition space to nearly 83,000 sqm and total rentable function space to over 92,000 sqm.
Address & Contact
Address and contact information:
Chinese and Pinyin Name: 香港会展中心
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong, China
Website: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre HKCEC’s Website
Place Phone: +852 2582 8888
Email: [email protected]