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Height: Architectural 135.6 m / 445 ft
Height: Occupied 120.1 m / 394 ft
Height: To Tip 135.6 m / 445 ft
Floors Above Ground 25
# of Elevators 3
Top Elevator Speed 3 m/s
Tower GFA 4,305 m² / 46,339 ft²
Development GFA 4,305 m² / 46,339 ft²


Official Name OLIV
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Hong Kong
Street Address & Map 15 Sharp Street, Causeway Bay
Building Function retail
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2008
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2014
Official Website OLIV

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Benway Limited
Architect of Record Studio Raymond Chau Architecture Limited
Structural Engineer
Design Wong & Cheng Consultants Engineers Limited
MEP Engineer
Design Trustful Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
Main Contractor Trustful Engineering & Construction Co Ltd
Other Consultant
• Quantity Surveyor Harbour Century Limited
Material Supplier
• Cladding Win Star Engineering Limited

About OLIV

OLIV is a retail building within the busy Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong. Sitting on a small site, the narrow building is nonetheless able to offer a floor-to-floor height of 5 meters. All lifts open directly into tenant spaces, without passing through lobbies or corridors. The design is inspired by the olive tree, after which the building was named. The floor plate changes slightly at each level, as the building moves upward, giving it a twisting and turning profile.

The exterior is wrapped with a “triple skin,” with an interior orthogonal layer of sub-frame and mullions, a dark grey glass curtain wall layer, and an “organic” white aluminum cladding. This layer contains the “olive tree knots” which turn into radiating “stars” – the signature and logo of OLIV. Every piece of the aluminum cladding is different, due to the irregular form of the building. Each was prefabricated offsite, calibrated to fit perfectly onto the concrete structure.

CTBUH Initiatives

CITAB-CTBUH Name 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients
25 Feb 2016 – CTBUH News

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