Lead8, the Hong Kong-based global practice with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and London has been appointed as lead consultant on ’11 SKIES’ with the project scope including interior design in addition to its masterplanning and architectural design role.
11 SKIES, the brand new HK$20 billion mixed-use destination at SKYCITY, is touted to be Hong Kong’s largest hub for retail, dining and entertainment, and the first such development to combine wealth management and wellness services. The latest designs and name were unveiled this week by New World Development.
“Lead8’s multi-disciplinary undertaking as masterplanners, architects and interior designers on 11 SKIES has been an incredible achievement. This is a ground-breaking development which continues to attract international interest. It is a testament to the commitment, creativity and expertise of our team that we have been entrusted to design and deliver the city’s most comprehensive and enhanced RDE destination to date.” – Claude Touikan, co-founder & executive director, Lead8.
Operated by K11, 11 SKIES is a brand new landmark in Hong Kong for locals and tourists covering a gross floor area of 3.8 million sqft. The destination will feature 2.66 million sqft dedicated to dining and retail outlets and 570,000 sqft for experiential entertainment facilities. There will be over 800 shops including more than 120 dining concepts together with entertainment never seen before in the region, all under one roof.
Notably, the destination has attracted the first launch in a Chinese city outside the mainland for children’s entertainment brand KidZania. Further unique and imaginative facilities will also be on offer including SkyTrack, the world’s largest indoor and outdoor karting track, a flying theatre, digital media performances and immersive educational experiences. Once complete, 11 SKIES will be the largest indoor entertainment centre in Hong Kong.
As part of the mixed-use development, 11 SKIES also integrates three grade A office towers covering 570,000 sqft which will be operated under K11 ATELIER. They will feature anchor tenancies from five large-scale international institutions in financial services, insurance and health management.
Strategically located next to the Hong Kong International Airport, the Hong Kong Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, and the future Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link, 11 SKIES will benefit from the high volume of passengers travelling through Hong Kong International Airport, and a further 72 million people residing in the mega-sized Greater Bay Area (GBA), comprising the nine cities of Guangdong, and the special administrative zones of Hong Kong and Macao. The destination will become a centerpiece within the GBA’s ‘one-hour living circle’.
Opening in phases from 2022 to 2025, 11 SKIES aims to deliver a first-of-its-kind ecosystem offering new experiences for retail, entertainment, dining, wellness and business in Hong Kong and the GBA.
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