Build with the greatest speed and to the highest standard
Among the challenges in the redevelopment of the Hong Kong Stadium was to increase the seating capacity to 40,000 with a roof covering 75 percent of this area – and all within 36 months. By streamlining the design and construction process, Dragages committed to finishing a full year earlier than the contract schedule.
By the end of the first year, the concrete structure was substantially completed, allowing the site to be cleared for the 1993 Hong Kong Sevens Tournament.
The second stage focused on the roof construction. An immense structure was created using structural steel and a stronger-than-steel Teflon-coated membrane.
As the main contractor, Dragages also oversaw the construction of an office ancillary building, a lecture theatre, installation of public address system and the large vision screen.