Legislative Council Complex
|Legislative Council Complex|
Legislative Council Complex in 2011
|Architectural style||Mix of postmodern architecture and low-frills international design|
|Location||1 Legislative Council Road, Central, Hong Kong|
|Construction started||February 2008|
|Opening||18 August 2011|
|Cost||4 billion and 940 million HKD (Whole Tammar Development Project)|
Council Block: 33.3 m (109 ft)|
Office Block: 57.5 m (189 ft)
|Floor area||38905 square meters|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Gammon Construction and Hip Hing Construction|
The Legislative Council Complex (LegCo Complex,Chinese: 立法會綜合大樓) on 1 Legislative Council Road, Central, Hong Kong is the home of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong since 2011. It is the first purpose-built building for the Hong Kong legislature. The construction of the LegCo Complex commenced in 2008 and was completed in 2011.
The LegCo Complex is located alongside the Central Government Complex completed in 2011 on the reclaimed Tamar site, facing the Victoria Harbour. Before the completion of the LegCo Complex, the Former Supreme Court Building was the home of the Legislative Council.
The LegCo Complex is composed of the Council Block and the Office Block. Adjoining the Complex are the LegCo Garden and the LegCo Square. Apart from providing conference and social facilities for the Council, officers for LegCo members and staff, and working spaces for the media representatives.
The overall design of the LegCo Complex aims to project the independent and special status of the legislature and its transparent and dignified image.
As for the interior of the LegCo Complex, the square design symbolising restraints and round denoting changes were widely used in the design of the flooring and ceiling lights to signify the solemnity and prudence, and openness and empathy of the Complex.
Environmentally friendly and energy-saving features are also incorporated into the design of the Complex.
Interior theme colours of the Legco Block
The rooms on the Legco Block will sport theme colours:
- Green - Democracy and influenced by parliamentary green used by the British House of Commons
- Purple - people of Hong Kong (Public/Electorate)
- Grey - Open government and Rule of Law - clarity and transparency of government and the laws of Hong Kong
The Chamber is the arena where the Council meetings are held. It occupies an area of 800 square metres.
There are also five conference rooms for members to hold open and closed committee meetings of the Council.
Public and press galleries are located at the upper level of the Chamber and three conference rooms for the public and the press to observe proceedings of all Council meetings and open meetings of committees. All seats of the public and press galleries are equipped with headphones for simultaneous interpretation between Cantonese and English of the proceedings.
Media facilities for reporters to cover meetings and activities of the Council include a duplex press room, dedicated TV/radio rooms for electronic news media organisations and larger photo rooms for photographers and camera crews.
The LegCo Complex incorporates a number of facilities open for visit by the public including a library, an archives, a series of education facilities such as a children's corner, a memory lane, a viewing gallery, an education activities room and two education galleries.
Office of Legislative Councilors （2016-2020）
Previous homes of the Legislative Council
Before 2011, the Legislative Council met at other locations:
- Former French Mission Building 1843–1846
- Caine Road 1846–1855
- Government House, Hong Kong 1855; used ballroom after 1891
- Old Central Government Offices 1930s until 1954
- Former Central Government Offices 1957–1985
- Old Supreme Court Building 1985-2011
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