Designing Hong Kong’s Longest Span Commercial Structure
The expansion of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre provides an additional 19,400 square meters of exhibition space - equivalent to 1,000 booths - in a structure that connects and integrates the facility’s two buildings.
We provided structural connection design, structural auditing, value engineering and construction phase structural services to Wong & Ouyang for the facility's renovation, which was completed in 2009.
- The additional space, bringing the total to 487,000 m2, allows mega trade fairs anchored at the Center and Exhibition Centre to keep growing to become the world’s largest for their industries.
- The main feature is an 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, making the center the longest-span commercial structure in Hong Kong.
- The expansion is achieved without reclamation and almost within the facility’s existing envelope.