Dragages taking excellence to new heights
AsiaWorld-Expo, a major Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in Hong Kong, is an integral part of the developments of Hong Kong International Airport. Marking a new level of business expansion, a Dragages-led consortium joined with the Government and the Airport Authority to co-invest, design, build and operate AsiaWorld-Expo – Asia’s premier exhibition and events venue.
In keeping with the requirements of the exhibition industry, the structure included 10 column-free halls, one of which can be converted into a multi-purpose arena with seating for up to 13,500.
The proximity of the site to the airport presented various challenges, most notably a strict height restriction on construction equipment. The massive football field-sized steel roofs had to be welded at ground level and installed by jacks, requiring a high degree of precision.
Since its opening in December 2005, AsiaWorld-Expo has played host to a vast array of international events, including the mega ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006, Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2007 and the China Sourcing Fairs among many others.
The successful development experience at AsiaWorld-Expo, which spans from marketing to operation and event delivery, sets the tone for future commercial development of Dragages.