Legislative Council Complex

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Legislative Council Complex
立法會綜合大樓
LEGCO Complex 2011 Council Block02.JPG
Legislative Council Complex in 2011
General information
Status Complete
Type Parliament
Architectural style Mix of postmodern architecture and low-frills international design
Location 1 Legislative Council Road, Central, Hong Kong
Construction started February 2008
Completed September 2011
Opening 18 August 2011 (2011-08-18)
Cost 4 billion and 940 million HKD[1] (Whole Tammar Development Project)
Owner Legislative Council
Height
Top floor Council Block: 33.3 m (109 ft)
Office Block: 57.5 m (189 ft)
Technical details
Floor count Council Block:5
Office Block:11
Floor area 38905 square meters
Design and construction
Main contractor Gammon Construction and Hip Hing Construction
Website
www.legco.gov.hk
Legislative Council Complex alongside with the Central Government Offices.
Office Block of the Legislative Council Complex.
Chamber of the Legislative Council Complex.
Conference Room 1 of the Legislative Council Complex.

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.[2]

Overview[edit]

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.[2]

Design[edit]

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.[2]

Environmentally friendly and energy-saving features are also incorporated into the design of the Complex.

Interior theme colours of the Legco Block[edit]

The rooms on the Legco Block will sport theme colours:

Facilities[edit]

Conference facilities[edit]

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.[2]

Media facilities[edit]

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.[2]

Public facilities[edit]

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)[edit]

Block Facilities
10/F 1001
Cheng Chung-tai
1002
Raymond Chan Chi-chuen
1003
Yau Wai-ching(until November 15, 2016)
1004
Sixtus Leung(until November 15, 2016)
1005
1006
1009
Lau Siu-lai(until July 14, 2017)
1010
Wong Kwok-kin
1011
Ho Kai-ming
1012
Luk Chung-hung
1013
Kwok Wai-keung
1014
Alice Mak
1017
Fernando Cheung
1018
Shiu Ka-chun
1019
Leung Kwok-hung(until July 14, 2017)
9/F 901
Nathan Law(until July 14, 2017)
Au Nok-hin(from 12 March, 2018)
902
Joesph Lee Kok-long
903
Chu Hoi-dick
904
Leung Yiu-chung
905
Edward Yiu(until July 14, 2017)
Gary Fan(from 12 March, 2018)
906
Roy Kwong
909
James To
910
Lam Cheuk-ting
911
Andrew Wan
912
Helena Wong
913
Hui Chi-fung
914
Wu Chi-wai
917
Charles Peter Mok
918
Kenneth Leung
919
Ip Kin-yuen
8/F 801
Pierre Chan
802
Ng Wing-ka
803
Chan Kin-por
804
Regina Ip[3]
805
Eunice Yung
806
Michael Tien
809
Claudia Mo
810
Alvin Yeung
811
Jeremy Tam
812
Kwok Ka-ki
813
Dennis Kwok
814
Tanya Chan
817
Shiu Ka-fai
818
Tommy Cheung
819
Tony Tse Wai-chuen(from 12 March, 2018)
7/F 701
Abraham Shek
702
Poon Siu-ping
703
Martin Liao
704
Ronick Chan
705
Christopher Cheung
706
Priscilla Leung
709
Lo Wai-kwok
710
Andrew Leung
711
Kenneth Lau
712
Jeffrey Lam
713
Ma Fung-kwok
714
Paul Tse
717
Frankie Yick
718
Chung Kwok-pan
719
Yiu Si-wing
6/F 601
Chan Hak-kan
602
Starry Lee
603
Leung Che-cheung
604
Wong Ting-kwong
605
Chiang Lai-wan
606
Elizabeth Quat
609
Chan Han-pan
610
Holden Chow
611
Steven Ho
612
Lau Kwok-fan
613
Cheung Kwok-kwan
614
Wilson Or
617
Junius Ho
618
619
Vincent Cheng(from 12 March, 2018)
1/F Office of the President of the Legislative Council(101)
Andrew Leung

Previous homes of the Legislative Council[edit]

Before 2011, the Legislative Council met at other locations:

Prior to the handover in 1997, the Provisional Legislative Council was executing work to set up the post handover legislature. It met in Shenzhen from 1996 to 1997 at the Shenzhen Guesthouse Hotel.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamar Development Project, Hong Kong". Gammon Construction Limited. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Legislative Council Complex", Legislative Council of Hong Kong
  3. ^ 葉劉淑儀個人網頁

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Old Supreme Court Building
Home of the
Legislative Council of Hong Kong

2011 – present
Succeeded by
current

Coordinates: 22°16′50.85″N 114°9′56.08″E / 22.2807917°N 114.1655778°E / 22.2807917; 114.1655778