Auction house Christie’s will relocate its new Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong, from the current Alexandra House location to The Henderson building in 2024. The new structure is designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for Henderson Land Group. It will be located in Murray Road, Central, where the former multi-storey carpark is situated.
Henderson Land’s founder, Lee Shau-kee, paid HK$23.3 billion (US$3 billion) in a 2017 government land sale. The future structure will be erected in Hong Kong’s most expensive commercial land spot.
Hong Kong’s art scene is quickly developing, with successful openings of art mall K11 branches and West Kowloon Cultural District.
The Henderson design photo
The auction house’s new space will cover 50,000 square feet art-inspired space, spanning over four storeys within the new tower. It will provide a variety of services to clients – including live auctions, private sales, gallery space and educational programmes. The Henderson building will have 36 floors in total when construction is completed in 2023.
Following the new venue's opening in 2024, the company will not hold its twice-yearly spring and autumn sales at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. All auctions and private sales will be held in-house instead. This decision, in turn, will reduce the overall renting cost.
Christie's Asia Pacific Headquarters' interior design photo
The construction site is in Hong Kong Island’s Murray Road in the financial district, directly opposite the Bank of China (BOC) Tower and nearby the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Headquarters.
The Henderson project will become Zaha Hadid Architect’s second in the city, joining the 78-metre-high Jockey Club Innovation Tower on the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hung Hom district. The building was completed in 2014.
H Queen's, one of Hong Kong's art centres, houses key internationally renowned galleries
Henderson Land Group has successfully combined art and real properties together in Hong Kong. H Queen’s, under the Henderson Land Group, is built in Queen’s Road Central. The structure houses many internationally renowned galleries such as David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, Pace and Whitestone.