This year Hong Kong unveiled its new USD 1 billion cruise terminal which used over 40,000 square metres of Flowcrete’s Isocrete Screed.
The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal has been touted as the new gateway to the East, as 3.7 million passengers are expected to enter the city through its gleaming silver façade by 2017.
The landmark construction project has been built on the site of the country’s former airport, a runway that jutted out into the sea in an impressive architectural feat. Some of the grandest cruise liners in the world will now be docking at the terminal which officially opened this month.
The floor under the visitors’ feet as they disembark has had the cementitious subfloor screed systemIsocrete Heavy Duty K-Screed installed by Flowcrete Hong Kong.
This solution was utilised in the main terminal facility, including the customs, clearance and departure halls as well in the baggage handling area and back-of-house maintenance facilities prior to the application of floor tiles. It was also employed for the stunning overhead rooftop garden which offers panoramic views of the Kowloon peninsula and Hong Kong skyline.
This early drying, high strength screed is the ideal choice for areas which can expect a high and continual volume of foot and wheeled traffic. The system also allows for the early installation of floor coatings and can be laid in several methods to save weight or provide thermal and sound insulation.
10,000 square metres of Flowcrete’s Flowcoat SF41 was also used in the project to provide a hard wearing and slip-resistant floor in specialist back of house maintenance and baggage handling areas.
Will you be taking a cruise toHong Kong? Tell us what you think of this building as the first sight visitors will see to the city?