Highcliff Apartments

Hong Kong, Hong Kong
SELECT PROJECT AWARDS:
  • Grand Award, Structural Systems - Engineering Excellence Awards, American Council of Engineering Companies
  • Gold Award, Structural Systems - Engineering Excellence Awards, American Council of Engineering Companies, Washington
  • Winner, Most Innovative Structure - Excellence in Structural Engineering Design Competition, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
  • Silver Winner - Emporis Skyscraper Award 2003 (nominated by editors of Emporis), Emporis.com
73-story, 34,931-m² (327,994-ft²) double-ellipse-shaped residential tower built against steep cliffs in one of the windiest places on earth. The building’s extremely tall, slender profile, soaring to 250 m (818 ft), makes it one of the most slender buildings in the world and is possible due to a first-of-its-kind “tuned liquid mass” (sloshing) damper system. The dampers, essentially large water tanks at the top of the tower, use the force of sloshing liquid to resist wind-induced building movements, providing increased occupant comfort, enhanced structural performance during typhoons, reduced concrete column, wall, and beam sizes, and 40% less steel reinforcing.
ARCHITECT: Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man (DLN)
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