Lee Garden One

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Height: Occupied
198 m / 650 ft
Height: To Tip
240.4 m / 789 ft
Height: Architectural
240.4 m / 789 ft
Lee Garden One Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Tower GFA
84,665 m² / 911,326 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Lee Garden One
Name of Complex Lee Gardens
Other Names Manulife Plaza
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Hong Kong
Street Address & Map 33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Construction Start 1996
Completion 1998
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Regional Ranking #401 Tallest in Asia
City Ranking #17 Tallest in Hong Kong

Companies Involved

Developer Hysan Development Co. Ltd.
Design Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. (DLN)
Structural Engineer
Design Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. (DLN)

About Lee Garden One

Rising above the streets of Causeway Bay on Hong Kong Island, Lee Garden One is at the center of a seven tower complex constructed over the span of 35 years. The tower floors are arranged as a triangle with chamfered corners, featuring two broad sides facing towards the nearby waterfront of Victoria Harbour and maximizing the expansive views of Kowloon to the north.

The tower is flanked by a four story podium which forms a streetwall along three narrow streets at the end of the block, and reinforces the context of street geometry with its angled corners. The mid-block end of the podium meanwhile is cut away to created a landscaped terrace atop the entrance to an interior parking garage. The main façade of Lee Garden One comes directly to the sidewalk and features a tall four story lobby set behind large expanses of transparent glass without any mullions. Lee Garden One then rises as a composite structure with the tower’s 39 office floors arranged around a triangular core containing all elevators, stairways and building services. Unlike a traditional building framework with a rectilinear core containing upper floor elevator lobbies, the elevators within Lee Garden One are aligned to the core perimeter and open directly towards the office spaces.

The floor plates for the middle of the tower also extend beyond the tower footprint with 3 round lobes positioned at the corners, cantilevering outward and adding additional visual texture to the tower’s blue glass exterior. The glass curtain wall façade then rises beyond the main roof line concealing mechanical equipment and provides for a visually flat crown to the tower. An offset spire rising from the southwest corner of the tower then completes the top of Causeway Bay’s tallest building.

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