Located at the heart of the Victoria Harbor, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is one of the world’s foremost cruise facilities which was built over the former runway of Kai Tak Airport. This state-of-the-art terminal provides a modern, remarkable cruising, dinning and entertaining experience for passengers, locals and travelers as well as meets the demands of the newest super cruise liners.
As a multifunctional port – at 3 stories high, 850m long and 65m wide, alongside the cruise terminal will be a range of tourist facilities including hotels, shopping mall, restaurants and an aviation themed park, which provide unique leisure open space for tourists as well as local residents, featuring unique architectural elements which are inspired by water.
Covering an area of 23,000 square meters, the rooftop park is the largest rooftop garden in Hong Kong, which is equipped with an array of features such as a central lawn, a fountain plaza, a water garden and a viewing platform from which to take in the incredible views of both Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The column-free design was delivered for this project that gives an open feel to the slim building.
Adapted from bridge construction, a strong emphasis on precast structural elements was also deployed in the multiple-use project to be compatible with the long span of the building. The benefits of prefabrication are lower construction costs, and shorter construction timeline. Also key to success was numerical analysis for floor vibration control.
Kai Tak Cruise Terminal also has:
- Boundary clearance facilities
- Radar tower
- Solar power system
- HKIE / IStructE Joint Structural Division – Structural Excellence Award 2014 Hong Kong Project Grand Award
AECOM was hired to provide civil, structural and geotechnical engineering, building services and fire engineering, traffic engineering, environmental, acoustic and sustainable design, space planning for the cruise terminal design, landscape design and construction management services for this multibillion Hong Kong dollar project.