Lane Crawford House
Landmark building revitalised for mixed use with a focus on medical tenants.
Country: Hong Kong
Services: Master Planning, Architecture
Budget: $300 million HKD
“Lane Crawford House is a landmark building on Queens Road, Central, Hong Kong with a very tight footprint (1,200 square metres). The client was looking to redevelop and revitalise the building, and commissioned MAP to tackle the project.
A large amount of research was conducted in the area to determine the potential commercial and retail tenants in the building before concept design started. The MAP concept was column-free, suitable for commercial spaces on the upper floors, retail on the lower levels and a basement big enough to house a supermarket. A sky garden, which acts as a natural ventilation, was incorporated into the design as a refuge for tenants and a pleasant gathering space in such a dense part of Central.
Medical, health and cosmetic/beauty practices were the key target tenants so MAP designed modern clinic style facilities, which could hold large medical equipment and be operated out of. As such, the design included discrete elevator access for post-operative movement, and a separate drop off area at the rear of the site. MAP explored the potential of installing specialized medical equipment on the site, such as an MRI scanner, and also examined the use of car stacker systems to maximise parking spaces.”