Hysan Place

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Height: Occupied
190.1 m / 624 ft
Height: To Tip
204.1 m / 670 ft
Height: Architectural
204.1 m / 670 ft
Hysan Place Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Tower GFA
66,511 m² / 715,918 ft²
Development GFA
66,519 m² / 716,005 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Hysan Place
Name of Complex Lee Gardens
Other Names 500 Hennessy Road
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Hong Kong
Street Address & Map 500 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Building Function office / retail
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Encased Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Platinum
Proposed 2001
Construction Start 2009
Completion 2012
Official Website Hysan Place
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
City Ranking #67 Tallest in Hong Kong

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Hysan Development Co. Ltd.
Design Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. (DLN); Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Structural Engineer
Design Meinhardt
MEP Engineer
Design Parsons Brinckerhoff Consultants Private Limited
Main Contractor Gammon Construction Limited
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group

About Hysan Place

Hysan Place creates outdoor public space on a small site at different levels in a super-dense urban habitat. Its expressive combination of vibrant mixed uses and its porous, yet interconnected form is a solution to the particular challenge of adding vertical density in a diverse and nuanced context. Its large openings induce breezes, which ventilate and improve the surrounding environment, and provide the visual and physical porosity to reconnect a neighborhood. The public Sky Gardens bring light and air into the middle sections of the building, provide elevated green oases, and frame views back to the city in an effort to improve the environment of Causeway Bay as a whole.

Replacing an opaque and dated predecessor, Hysan Place is the first LEED-Platinum certified building in Hong Kong. Its multi-level public rooftop gardens cover an equivalent of 47 percent of its site area. One hundred percent of its rainwater is treated and used onsite for irrigation and sewage.


Session 2: What Contributes Most to Sustainability in Tall Buildings?
11 Jun 2013 – Dennis Poon, Neville Glanville, Klaus Lother & David Malott

Research Papers

The Mixed-Use Supertall and the Hybridization of Program
Mar 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 1

Extending the Public Realm Into the Sky
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

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