Central Government Complex (Hong Kong)
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The Central Government Complex is, since 2011, the headquarters of the Government of Hong Kong. Located at the Tamar site, the complex comprises the Central Government Offices, the Legislative Council Complex and the Office of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. The complex has taken over the roles of several buildings, including the former Central Government Offices, Murray Building and the former Legislative Council Building.
The building was delivered through a design-build contract won by the Gammon-Hip Hing joint venture. Construction was due to begin in mid-February 2008, for completion in 2011. It engaged more than 3,000 workers.
The architect was Rocco Yim, who premised the massing on the concept of "door always open". The new government building uses neither Chinese nor European government building designs, but instead it is a mix of postmodern architecture and low-frills international design. The building has an open design but as been heavily fortified after various protests.
Tamar Park passes through the complex, leading to the waterfront promenade.
The complex consists of three blocks:
While official use came into effect on 1 August 2011, administrative staff had moved in beginning 15 January 2011.
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