Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Director, Woods Bagot
“Vertical Retail: Asian Typologies Going Global”
Winnie Kwan

Winnie Kwan

Partner, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
“Slender Towers – Challenges and Opportunities”
Sebastian Skiff

Sebastian Skiff

Executive Director, Colliers International
“Vertical Retail: A Tall Order to Get It Right”
Note: The Hong Kong off-site programs were cancelled due to a Signal 8 typhoon advisory hoisted by the Hong Kong Observatory. The below information portrays the program as it was meant to happen.

For the vast majority of high-rise developments around the world, retail functions are limited to the lowest floors and often occupy spaces that have disjointed relationships with the towers above; but in Hong Kong, the concept of a “vertical mall” has been executed and explored in ways that are entirely unique to the city and its socioeconomic conditions. This program will highlight how retail activity can be successfully implemented at height, followed by an excursion through The ONE, which at 172 meters is the tallest all-retail building in the world.

Venue: The ONE
40 Delegates

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Friday 21 October, Schedule, Hong Kong

8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
8:55 am Welcome from Program Host
9:00 am “Vertical Retail: Asian Typologies Going Global”
9:20 am “Slender Towers – Challenges and Opportunities”
9:40 am Presentation 3
10:00 am Q&A
10:15 am Coffee Break
10:45 am Tour of The ONE
12:00 pm Delegates depart for lunch and afternoon program

About This Program Location


About The ONE

Constructed on the site of an aging 15 story office building dating back to the 1960’s, The ONE was constructed on a narrow site within a congested area of Hong Kong and is among the tallest retail buildings in the city. The tower is composed of two blocks, an 11 story portion containing shops and a cinema as well as the taller 24 tower housing additional shops and restaurants. In order to increase shopper circulation to the upper floors, food and beverage options were positioned towards the top of the building where open-air terraces allow for outdoor dining while taking advantage of the elevated views.

The slender tower was pulled back from the property lines to enlarge the surrounding sidewalks on the three street edges bordering the site. The narrow tower design created a… Read More

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