Hong Kong International Airport will become part of a lively 24-hour district under ambitious plans for a new retail and entertainment hub called SkyCity.
Located on a 25 hectare parcel of land adjacent to the airport's Terminal 2, SkyCity will boast up to 930,000 square meters of commercial development including an exhibition and leisure centre, restaurants, shops and showrooms and office towers.
Also on the cards is a new airport hotel of 450 to 750 rooms.
But SkyCity isn't just about serving the airport crowd: it's also expected to benefit from the opening of a bridge to Macau and an undersea tunnel to the New Territories.
"Our vision is to create a new destination that goes far beyond the traditional notion of a shopping mall", explains Jack So Chak-kwong, Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong.
"Located right next to the airport, SkyCity aims to capture broad opportunities in tourism and business, while also providing a dynamic lifestyle and family entertainment hub for Hong Kong residents and visitors alike.”