Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong, China.
The expansion of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center provides
additional 19,400 square meters of exhibition space, which is equivalent to
1,000 booths, in a structure that connects and integrates the facility’s two
buildings. The main feature of this project is the designed of the 81-meter
long-span roof trusses supporting three levels of convention floors by
hangers over a water channel. Each hanger comprises four large, rolled
wide-flange column sections, helping make the center the longest-span
commercial structure in Hong Kong.
The expansion is achieved without reclamation and almost within the facility’s
existing envelope. The additional space allows mega trade fairs anchored at
the Center and Exhibition Center to keep growing to become the world’s
largest for their industries. The need is urgent because of rising competition
from other cities in the region with larger exhibition facilities.
Thornton Tomasetti provided subconsulting services to Wong and Ouyang
(civil/structural engineer), including structural connection design, structural
auditing, value engineering and construction phase structural consultation.
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