Union Square

Hong Kong
Height
1
To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

484 m / 1,588 ft
2
Architectural:

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."

484 m / 1,588 ft
3
Occupied:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

468.8 m / 1,538 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).

108
Below Ground

The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

4
1 2 3 International Commerce Centre Outline
Official Name
The current legal building name.

Union Square

Type

Complex

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

Country

China

City

Hong Kong

Function

hotel / office / residential

# of Apartments

2,176

# of Hotel Rooms

312

# of Parking Spaces

2,989

Map of Buildings in Complex

Note: Only buildings that have GPS coordinates recorded are displayed.

 

List of Buildings in Complex

Rank
Building Name
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
Completion
Height
Floors
Material
Use
1 International Commerce Centre
2010 484 m / 1,588 ft 108 composite hotel / office
2 The Cullinan I
2008 269.9 m / 886 ft 68 concrete residential
2 The Cullinan II
2008 269.9 m / 886 ft 68 concrete residential / hotel
4 Sorrento 1
2003 256.4 m / 841 ft 75 concrete residential
5 The Harbourside
2003 251.2 m / 824 ft 73 concrete residential
6 Sorrento 2
2003 235.7 m / 773 ft 66 concrete residential
7 The Arch
2005 231 m / 758 ft 65 concrete residential
8 Sorrento 3
2003 218 m / 715 ft 64 concrete residential
9 Sorrento 5
2003 212.1 m / 696 ft 62 concrete residential
10 Sorrento 6
2003 206.1 m / 676 ft 60 concrete residential
11 The Waterfront 1
2000 142.5 m / 467 ft 46 concrete residential
11 The Waterfront 2
2000 142.5 m / 467 ft 46 concrete residential
11 The Waterfront 3
2000 142.5 m / 467 ft 46 concrete residential
11 The Waterfront 5
2000 142.5 m / 467 ft 46 concrete residential
11 The Waterfront 6
2000 142.5 m / 467 ft 46 concrete residential
11 The Waterfront 7
2000 142.5 m / 467 ft 46 concrete residential

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia 2011 Award of Excellence

2011 CTBUH Awards

Performance Award 2014 Winner

2014 CTBUH Awards

10 Year Award 2020 Award of Excellence

2020 CTBUH Awards

Videos

20 October 2016

ICC – Rising High for the Future of Hong Kong

Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Tony Tang of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 6: Hong Kong...

Research

20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality

CTBUH Research

In the first edition of the 2012 Journal, CTBUH published a Tall Buildings in Numbers study titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall—The...

20 October 2016

ICC – Rising High for the Future of Hong Kong

Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Tony Tang of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 6: Hong Kong...

20 October 2016

Skyscrapers in Hong Kong

Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Eric Ma of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 6: Hong Kong...

19 October 2016

CTF Guangzhou - Efficiency in Mixed-Use Supertall

Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Gaungzhou, China. Florence Chan of Kohn Pedersen Fox presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 4: "Guangzhou Developments" Since the reformation...

19 October 2016

From San Diego to Guangzhou: The Story of Marketing Tall Buildings

One of the keys to attracting buyers and tenants for a contemporary tall building is a succinct marketing strategy and a robust understanding of how...

18 October 2016

CTBUH Video Interview – Andrew Nicholson

Andrew Nicholson of CBRE is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Andrew discusses the building management of the Shanghai Tower.

26 October 2015

ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance

The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is a landmark skyscraper located in Hong Kong. It is the tallest building in Hong Kong with office spaces, fine...

06 November 2014

CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Dinner

The 13th Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner was held in Mies van der Rohe's iconic Crown Hall, on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, Chicago....

06 November 2014

Interview: International Commerce Centre

Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Dakki Hui, Senior Property and Facility Manager, Kai Shing Management Services, discusses International Commerce Centre, the Performance Award Winner...

06 November 2014

Monthly Video: International Commerce Centre

Thursday, 6th November 2014. Chicago, USA. Dakki Hui, Senior Property and Facility Manager, Kai Shing Management Services, discusses International Commerce Centre, the Performance Award Winner...

06 November 2014

Tall Building Performance Award Management + Measurement = Performance: International Commerce Centre

At 98 percent occupancy, the International Commerce Centre houses some of the most prominent financial institutions in the world. The building is routinely recognized as...

20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Predictions vs. Reality

CTBUH Research

In the first edition of the 2012 Journal, CTBUH published a Tall Buildings in Numbers study titled Tallest 20 in 2020: Era of the Megatall—The...

20 March 2020

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Then and Now

CTBUH Research

This research paper undertakes a review of the 2012 report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, “Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the...

29 July 2019

Highest Special-Purpose Spaces

Since humans first began constructing tall buildings, history has been cluttered with claims of all manner of “highest” records. In this study, we examine those...

01 July 2018

How Much Development Can a Rail Station Lead? A Case Study of Hong Kong

Charlie Qiuli Xue & Cong Sun, City University of Hong Kong

Since the concept was first introduced in the 1970s, transit-oriented-development (TOD) has greatly expanded in East Asian cities such as Hong Kong. Rail stations are...

17 October 2016

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120...

17 October 2016

ICC – Rising High for the Future of Hong Kong

Tony Tang, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

Standing at 484 meters, Sun Hung Kai’s ICC is the tallest building in Hong Kong and currently the 7th tallest in the world. ICC does...

26 October 2015

ICC Hong Kong: Exemplary Performance

Patrick Leung & Howard Yeung, Sun Hung Kai Properties

The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is a landmark skyscraper located in Hong Kong. It is the tallest building in Hong Kong, with office spaces, fine...

13 January 2013

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

As the tallest building in Hong Kong, the International Commerce Centre is an icon, not only for its scale, but also for its iconic ‘dragon...

23 September 2012

The Tallest 15 Cities in China

CTBUH Research

With over 1.3 billion citizens and a rapidly urbanizing population, China is developing tall buildings more than any other country globally. Currently it has 239...

31 December 2010

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010

CTBUH Research

In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that,...

13 October 2016

The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

20 January 2016

Plans for the 2016 CTBUH Conference are now well underway, beginning with initial meetings of the Conference Steering Committee in all three cities.

20 September 2014

Hong Kong Regional Tour Report

The tour began at Hong Kong’s One Island East, a 298-meter office building. After a day of activity and touring, the tour ended with an evening harbor cruise, on a Chinese junk.

23 September 2012

Hong Kong & Shenzhen Tour Report: Touring Two Tall Cities

Delegates from the Congress flew to Hong Kong to visit one of the tallest cities in the world. The second day included a side trip to Shenzhen, including a private tour of KK100.

1 January 2011

International Commerce Centre Chosen as Featured Building

Soaring 484 meters (1,588 feet) above Victoria Harbor, the International Commerce Centre (ICC) is the essence of Hong Kong in one destination.

31 December 2010

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010

In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building first surpassed the 600, 700, and 800-meter thresholds, 2010 has seen the completion of more skyscrapers than any previous year in history.

2 May 2009

Discovering Asia, from Moscow

Elena Shuvalova, the CTBUH Country Representative for Russia reports on the 4th Russian Intellectual Business.

31 December 2008

CTBUH Releases Tallest Buildings Completed in 2008

Against the backdrop of global economic crisis, 2008 witnessed the most successful year of skyscraper construction to date, with more skyscrapers constructed globally within a single year than ever before and the average height of the tallest ten constructed in 2008 rising to 319 meters.

29 April 2007

CTBUH / Nakheel Asia Tour Report

CTBUH collaborated with the Dubai-based developer Nakheel and architects Woods Bagot to facilitate a 5-nation tour of seminal tall buildings in south-east Asia.