133 WAI YIP STREET

Type
Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Location
Architecture / Commercial
GFA
193,000 sf
Status
Completed, 2016
Client
Gaw Capital Partners
Executive Architect
A:I
Structural Consultant
AC Technik (HK) Limited
Design Architect
MVRDV
Authorized Person
Raymond Chan Surveyors Limited
E&M Consultant
Vigor (M&E) Engineering Consultant
Quantity Surveyor
Rider Levett Bucknall Limited
Environmental Consultant
Environmental Resources Management
Facade Lighting Consultant
Savantas Consultants Limited
Facility Manager
CBRE
Main Contractor
Kin Shing (Leung’s) General Contractors Limited
E&M Contractor
Lap Kei Engineering Co. Limited
Facade Contractor
Kentsway Metalwork & Design Co. Limited
Photographer
Ossip van Duivenbode
A:I Project Team
Dennis Lee, Ivy Ip, Marcus Mak, Ice Ou, Jimmy Cheung, Kelvin Lam, Sanna Lee

Collaborating with Rotterdam’s MVRDV, 133 Wai Yip Street is a 13-storey, 193,000 sf wholesale conversion project from an industrial warehouse to a luxurious commercial landmark with loft-style offices, restaurants, and ground floor shops. Located at the intersection of Wai Yip Street and Lai Yip Street, the building is at the heart of Hong Kong's new designated business area of East Kowloon.


By replacing everything but the primary concrete structure of the building with window walls, glass partitions, skylights, and stainless steel, the building was dubbed by Dutch media as a “striptease in glass.” The facade comprises of large operable double-glazing windows to maximize daylight and ventilation to achieve BEAM Plus rating, while glass partitions are employed in interior areas to maximize transparencies and openness.