ICC named one of the Best Tall Buildings of 2011
The only development in Hong Kong to be honoured
International Commerce Centre (ICC) has been named one of the Best Tall Buildings of 2011 by the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, in recognition of its specialized design and environmentally-friendly features. It was the only development in Hong Kong to receive this prestige. ICC is the newest showpiece development by Sun Hung Kai Properties.
The Council on Tall Buildings gives out its Best Tall Building awards annually to outstanding skyscrapers completed in the previous year that make exceptional contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and urban environments, demonstrate overall sustainability and integrate architecture with construction methods.
There were 14 buildings chosen this year by region: the Americas, Asia and Australasia, the Middle East and Africa and Europe. ICC was the tallest of the picks and the only Hong Kong project selected, showing its international architectural prestige.
ICC rises to 490 metres above sea level and is the tallest building in Hong Kong. It is home to international companies, the world’s highest hotel the Ritz Carlton Hong Kong and the Sky100 observation deck. It features state-of-the-art technology such as a custom-made energy-optimizer air-conditioning system and intelligent, double-deck lifts. The building’s green credentials won it the top ‘platinum’ HK-BEAM (Building Environmental Assessment Method) ranking and ISO 50001 Energy Management certification from the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency. All these distinctions underscore ICC’s status as a world-class development in Hong Kong.
ICC website: www.shkp-icc.com