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2019-07

Unveiling of New-look Peak Galleria at Summer Soft Opening

In 2012, Hang Lung began a series of asset enhancement projects for its core properties in Hong Kong. More than two years in the making, the highly anticipated remodeling of Peak Galleria has finally reached a new chapter which will build further on its long-established position as one of the territory’s most popular tourist sites.

Peak Galleria, an iconic tourist destination in Hong Kong, is nearing the completion of a comprehensive asset enhancement program and will soon be welcoming international guests with a fresh new look and vibrant tenant mix.

World-class Design
Completed in 1993, Peak Galleria is now about to complete its largest makeover in some 20 years but the task was not an easy one, said Director – Design & Development, Mr. Moses Leung. “There were a number of limitations with the inherent structure but at the same time we wanted to add value to the mall and improve the internal circulation and layout of the outlets.” In view of this, Hang Lung put together the best team, with world-class architect and interior designer – Aedas, lighting design house – Lightswitch, structural and façade consultant – AECOM and E&M consultant – Arup, etc. , working hand in hand with the project team to give Peak Galleria a facelift.

It all began with the main entrance of Peak Galleria, which was given an eye-catching new structure. It has been reimagined in the form of a giant gem-like glass façade, opening into a mall bustling with a curation of new local and international brands, many of which are making their Hong Kong debut at the shining new landmark.

The entire project was designed by Aedas and they made use of a three-dimensional glass grid to craft a sparkling gemstone atop Victoria Peak, creating an iconic landmark for visitors arriving from the tram station. The simple and elegant form gives an elegant touch and blends in with the landscape. During the day, the glass shell creates a nice reflection, complementing the plaza in front where people can gather around for food and drinks. At night, the façade lights up and becomes an exciting spectacle that echoes the glistening lights of the harbor city below.

The fabrication of gem-like glass façade also applies the first of its kind industry technology – computer numerical control (CNC), which is the first application in Hong Kong. By using CNC technology, the construction of the free-form-three-dimension façade steel structure components are pre-assembled off-site, achieving the most accurate & finest construction details ever before. Comparing to traditional welding method, it shortens on-site installation time from half year to less than a month.

“Working with such an experienced and high quality developer as Hang Lung enables us to achieve world class designs,” said Aedas Chairman and Global Design Principal, Mr. Keith Griffiths. “Peak Galleria is an icon of Hong Kong and we were honored to design its rejuvenation as a unique international icon to be enjoyed by the millions of visitors to the Peak of Hong Kong for years to come.”

Over 60 New Merchants with Multiple Brands
In addition to the new design, the new Peak Galleria will be the ideal place for enjoying the best of what Hong Kong has to offer, providing local and overseas visitors with one-stop shopping, dining, and entertainment elements.

Director – Leasing & Management, Ms. Bella Chhoa said, “For more than two years, we have worked hard to redefine the strategy for Peak Galleria; to position it as a unique destination in this iconic setting for locals and international tourists alike. We brought in many first-time concepts in Hong Kong and worked closely with our tenants and partners to create excitements for our customers.”

In terms of tenant mix, and in order to meet the shopping needs of different demographics, Peak Galleria is introducing more than 60 new merchants, including the famous British restaurant, Bread Street Kitchen & Bar by Gordon Ramsay, and Rajasthan Rifles, managed by head chef of the Michelin starred New Punjab Club. Some new merchants will open this summer, including the world's first Monopoly-themed pavilion, Monopoly Dreams. Another mammoth tenant making its Hong Kong debut at Peak Galleria is 37 Steakhouse and Bar from Japan, with its extensive flagship outlet combining grill and sake bar concepts into a dining experience where guests can enjoy the Japanese century-old brand, Hiyama Wagyu’s top-grade beef, while sipping Japanese national treasure-grade Matsumoto sake. Specialty stores joining the exciting new tenant portfolio include Candylicious candy store from Singapore, Build-A-Bear Workshop, a teddy bear DIY workshop from the US, Cow Cow Kitchen by Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory – the new concept store from the famous Japanese sweets' brand, and the first Wooderful life store in Hong Kong, the popular Taiwanese cultural and creative brand.

“Peak Galleria will be re-opened in phases beginning in August, with its grand opening following in the fourth quarter later this year. Ready to welcome visitors from all over the world, the revamped Peak Galleria is poised, yet again, to promote the very best of what Hong Kong has to offer visitors, through the provision of diverse, personalized experiences, captivating design, and world-class facilities perfected with Hang Lung branded service excellence,” added Bella.

Come this August to the new Peak Galleria!

Rendering of Peak Galleria day and night

Aedas Chairman and Global Design Principal, Mr. Keith Griffiths

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