Skylight Room, Commercial Development at Murray Rd

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Event Space
  • Company/Firm
    Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Patrik Schumacher
  • Other Designer(s)
    Jim Heverin; Sara Klomps, Chris Lepine
  • Architect
    Zaha Hadid Architects with Ronald Lu & Partners
  • Interior Designer
    Kar-Hwa Ho, Head of Interiors, ZHA
  • Location
    Central, Hong Kong
  • Project Date
    Q1 2023
  • Developer
    Henderson Land Development Company Limited
  • Project Link

The organic design for the Commercial Development at Murray Road, in Hong Kong’s financial district, features a lobby suspended above a landscaped garden, Grade A office spaces, a Sky Garden, and the rooftop Skylight Room.

The Skylight Room is a unique event space that can host banquets for up to 500 people, along with fashion shows, product launches and more. It will offer sweeping views of the city skyline.

The top of tower was of special importance in the design of the overall form. Multiple studies articulated the roof structure, as the Skylight Room became the culmination of the building’s curving glass façade.

Since the rooftop is of high aesthetic importance, all services are designed in an integrated manner. The Skylight Room is sheltered by a glass canopy, and systems such as roller blinds and lighting fit within the arches – which can suspend 360? projectors, crystal chandeliers, and even performing acrobats.

Washrooms and kitchens are incorporated with the secondary structure. An outdoor terrace affords spectacular views.

The Skylight Room event experience will begin as guests arrive at a Top of Tower lobby, to ride a lift up and away from the gardens.