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Applause for ICC Light and Music Show setting Guinness World Record
Largest light and sound show on a building – All invited to Hong Kong’s pride

2013-04-25

The ICC Light and Music Show by Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) premiered tonight and was recognized with a Guinness World Record certificate for largest light and sound show on a single building, presented by adjudicator Charles Wharton to SHKP Chairman and Managing Director Raymond Kwok. The show combines music and story in light on two façades of International Commerce Centre (ICC) facing the harbour totalling 50,000 square metres, with a Love Hong Kong message on the world-famous Victoria Harbour skyline.

Special guests at the debut included Raymond Kwok, Hong Kong Tourism Board Chairman Peter Lam and Hong Kong’s pride Lee Lai-shan. They held Love Hong Kong symbols on the podium for the premiere of the new attraction by Victoria Harbour. The show will play each night at 7:45 and 9:00 with new themes for the seasons and special shows for festive occasions.

The show was carried live at various SHKP malls. Audiences with the ICC Light and Music Show phone app could use the innovative light and sound synchronization function to view the show and new world record.

New Victoria Harbour ICC Light and Music Show for Hong Kong

Mr Kwok said at the debut that Hong Kong was called Asia’s World City because of the endurance and unceasing spirit of its citizens. He said: “SHKP is proud to be part of this legend. The ICC Light and Music Show is meant to tell the story of Hong Kong to locals and tourists as an inspiration to the people of Hong Kong.”

Lee Lai-shan was the territory’s first Olympic gold medalist and a symbol of people‘s hard-working attitude. She said at the debut that Hong Kong people should be proud of their can-do attitude without fear.

Two shows nightly with a spring theme

The ICC Light and Music Show that premiered tonight follows the trend of using LED displays on building facades and features Amazing Spring as its debut. The story has birds singing and dancing in the wood to mark the arrival of spring, with love growing, roots emerging and a chipmunk chasing the Seed of Love. Love is in the air, in the field and in the river. The little stream is full of life and swimming fish.

Top designer creating animated light story on building façade

The ICC Light and Music Show was the brainchild of Hirohito Totsune, renowned Japanese lighting designer with achievements recognized by a leading international lighting design association. This was his latest project after the Tokyo Skytree lighting. Mr Totsune’s animation and music on the 50,000 square metres of façade show careful calculation and creativity. The towering ICC building posed a challenge with its height and width in creating and projecting highly-detailed graphics. Mr Totsune and his team created almost a thousand sketches for the animation that fills the ICC façades through a programme controlling each LED at 30 frames per second. The result is a breakthrough in beautifully rendered animation that surpasses traditional lighting design.

The style of the show mimics Chinese painting. The LED system shows it with ten adjustable scales and blends animation with the skyline. Elements of nature like trees, flowers and the universe feature in the spring premier, and the Love Hong Kong message runs all through the show.

About International Commerce Centre (ICC)

ICC above the MTR Kowloon Station is the tallest building in Hong Kong. It rises to 490 metres above sea level and its 118 floors contain grade-A offices, Hong Kong’s highest indoor viewing platform the Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, Sky Dining 101 and The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong.

The ICC Light and Music Show combines music and a story in light animation of different depths of white with a Love Hong Kong message
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The ICC Light and Music Show combines music and a story in light animation of different depths of white with a Love Hong Kong message
Raymond Kwok (middle), Peter Lam (left) and Lee Lai-shan at the premiere of the ICC Light and Music Show for all Hong Kong people
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Raymond Kwok (middle), Peter Lam (left) and Lee Lai-shan at the premiere of the ICC Light and Music Show for all Hong Kong people
Guinness adjudicator Charles Wharton (left), presents a World Record certificate to Raymond Kwok proclaimed the ICC Light and Music Show to be the largest light and sound show on a single building
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Guinness adjudicator Charles Wharton (left), presents a World Record certificate to Raymond Kwok proclaimed the ICC Light and Music Show to be the largest light and sound show on a single building

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