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    Spring City 66, Hang Lung Properties' first entry into the southwest region of mainland China, held a topping out ceremony for its shopping mall and office tower on September 12 (Wednesday), marking a significant milestone in the project's construction and heralding the arrival of a new world-class landmark for China's Spring City Kunming.


    The ceremony was hosted by CEO, Mr. Weber Lo; CFO, Mr. H.C. Ho; and Executive Director, Mr. Adriel Chan, with other Hang Lung's top management members also in attendance. Ms. Wang Qingmei, Deputy Director of Yunnan Provincial Bureau of Investment Promotion and Cooperation; Ms. Yi Yingxia, Deputy Governor of Panlong District, Kunming; Mr. Luo Xiaolin, Deputy Director of Kunming Investment Promotion Bureau; Mr. Xiao Rongchun, Chairman of China Construction Eighth Engineering Division. Corp. Ltd.; and Mr. Bian Jiajun, President of Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd., also participated in the ceremony.


    At the ceremony, Mr. Weber Lo said, "Hang Lung has been dedicated in developing world-class commercial properties at prime locations. Kunming is an important tourist destination and business center in China with unparalleled development potential. We are confident that Spring City 66 and Kunming will advance together to new heights in economic and social development. With the customer-centric focus at the very heart of our operations strategy, Spring City 66 is poised to bring the people of Kunming more diversified choices, higher quality of life, and an innovative customer experience to cater to the aspirations of this burgeoning city and the people of districts nearby."


    He continued, "Government departments at different levels have rendered their full support to Spring City 66 over the years, together with the effort and cooperation of our main contractors, we have been able to go all-out with the interior finishing and leasing work, attracting more internationally well-known brands and corporations to Kunming with the best hardware and exceptional services, leading the economic development and achievements of Kunming to benchmark with the best standards of international metropolitan cities."


    Dialogue with World-class Construction Teams to Unravel Kumming's Unique DNA

    Spring City 66 makes every effort to perfect its architectural design. On August 23 (Thursday), the eminent construction team for Spring City 66, which includes Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), the architect of the project and the interior designer for the office tower; Concept i, the interior designer of the mall; and J. Roger Preston Limited (JRP), the electrical and mechanical designer of the project gathered in Kunming to introduce the design of the project with media friends at a briefing with the theme Dialogue with World-Class Architects. Mr. Adrian Lo, Director – Project Management who is also person-in-charge of Spring City 66 said, "Hang Lung has worked closely with the construction team to create an avant-garde concept at Spring City 66, utilizing different technologies throughout the process. From its design and use of materials to its operations, Spring City 66 exudes Kunming's unique DNA and culture, and has fully integrated important sustainability features to position the project to become one of Kunming's most striking landmarks upon completion. I believe that not only will Spring City 66 bring the best brands to the city, showcased in the most impressive environment, it will also take up an important role to present the best of Yunnan to the world."


    Mr. Jeffrey Kenoff, Principal and Mr. Peter Gross, Principal of KPF introduced how to incorporate undulating layers into the structure to evoke the mountainous terrain that surrounds Kunming and the color palette of the materials used for the exterior wall was chosen to echo the natural stone hues for which the Kunming landscape is famed.


    Mr. Richard Wood, Director of Concept i pointed out that the project has used many natural materials and the warm and fresh green tones of decorative fittings, and the extensive use of glass to introduce more natural light, bringing the City of Eternal Spring indoors for shoppers to bask in. 


    Mr. Joseph Leung, Director and Mr. Kelvin Chan, Project Manager of JRP explained how the E2 Design (Energy Saving & Environmentally Friendly Design) which maximizes efficiency in the usage of electricity and water, ensures optimum indoor air quality levels, and exceeds the design requirements for Grade A office towers and world-class shopping malls in terms of efficient energy consumption.

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