The Henderson Tower Top: all-glass structure made by seele

883sqm

all-glass façade and roof

7.60sqm

tall glass panes

806sqm

mullion-transom-façades

503sqm

polished sheet metal cladding

exclusive glass structure crowns the henderson

Hong Kong’s Murray Road has a new building at a prime location: “The Henderson”. This 200m tall, 39-storey tower with its distinctive curving envelope was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Besides the podium façade, seele is now also responsible for the exclusive glass structure at the top of the tower.

With its spectacular structural glass façade, the double-storey banqueting hall on the 37th floor is a real eye-catcher. The wind loads and sunshading system are crucial for the realisation of this glass structure. The façade has an area of about 375sqm and is made up of 36 hot-bent glass panes up to 7.60m long. Single-curvature bent glass panes are also used on the roof. Together with the glass beams they create a delicate assembly fitted into the steel structure provided by others. High wind loads called for six-ply laminated glass. An external sunshading system on the roof shields against excessive solar gains.

  • In line with the overall architectural concept, cladding made from 3D-bent sheet metal polished to a mirror finish delineates the convex forms of the building envelope and continues along the edges of the roof. LEDs integrated in the vertical sections further emphasise the architectural setting.
    The post-and-rail façades in glass and perforated sheet metal on the north and south sides also fall within seele’s remit.

    The exclusive glass structure crowning “The Henderson” demonstrates the range of products and services of façades specialist seele. With its wide array of steel-and-glass, structural glass and modular façades, seele has been able to provide expert solutions for the interfaces with the parts of the building designed by other project partners.

    Header image: © Cosmocube

  • Steel-glass, all-glass structures and element facades in the Tower Top area of The Henderson Road in Hong Kong
  • Organic shaped façade strucutres for The Henderson made by seele
  • All-glass facade and roof structure for the banquet hall of The Henderson in Hong Kong, made by seele
Steel-glass, all-glass structures and element facades in the Tower Top area of The Henderson Road in Hong Kong
© Cosmocube
Organic shaped façade strucutres for The Henderson made by seele
© Arqui9
All-glass facade and roof structure for the banquet hall of The Henderson in Hong Kong, made by seele
© Cosmocube

Credits

Client Century Base Development Ltd.
General contractor Hip Hing Construction Co., Ltd.
Architect Zaha Hadid Architects, Ronald Lu & Partners
Engineer C.M. Wong & Associates Ltd.
Date of completion 2024
Awards
  • 883sqm structural glass façade and roof structure for banqueting hall at levels 37 and 38
    • 36 single-curvature bent glass façade panes measuring 7.60 x 2.10m (6 x 12mm)
    • 132 single-curvature bent glass roof panes measuring 3.60 x 1.40m (4 x 12mm)
    • 119 glass roof beams, 358m total length (5 x 12mm)
    • 503sqm bent, mirror polished sheet metal cladding
    • External sunshading system on roof
    • Glass doors to rooftop terrace
  • 163sqm glazed post-and-rail façade on north and south side
  • 643sqm post-and-rail façade with perforated sheet metal cladding on north and south side
  • Louvre façade enclosure for plant room