Larvotto Towers 3, 5, 6, 7
Hong Kong
Height 139.8 m / 459 ft
Floors 35
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Larvotto Towers 3, 5, 6, 7
Name of Complex

A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2011
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

concrete
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
139.8 m / 459 ft
To Tip
139.8 m / 459 ft
Occupied
133 m / 436 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

35
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

14
Construction Schedule
1999

Proposed

2005

Construction Start

2011

Completed

Owner/Developer
Cheerjoy Development Limited; Kerry Properties Ltd; Paliburg Development Consultants; Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Architect
Structural Engineer
Siu Yin-Wai & Associates
MEP Engineer
Cheerjoy Development Limited
Contractor
Chun Fai Construction Company Limited

About Larvotto Towers 3, 5, 6, 7

Located on the south of Hong Kong Island, the site looks out over Aberdeen South typhoon shelter, Aberdeen Marina Club and Ocean Park. The site called for the design of a contemporary expression of lifestyle that allows for city living by the water. It takes advantage of the site’s unobstructed waterfront and creates a special sense of exclusivity. To harmonize with the waterfront and the hill ridge, the nine towers are arranged in a waved form of three clusters. Five-story-high sky gardens in each cluster add volumetric interest to the overall form as well as enhancing the visual permeability of the dense massing.

With a low-E double glazed curtain wall system, which is extended to the sheltered balconies, the whole interior space of each unit is filled with natural light. The intended set back of podium at street level creates a lifted avenue where the tower entrances are located. This is shaded by a row of trees which, together with the podium garden and landscaped lawn, provide greenery and water features for the residents.

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