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Langham Place Mall

Langham Place 朗豪坊 is an urban renewal project in the heart of Kowloon over a 4-block previously dilapidated area known for prostitutions. Designed by California based architect Jon Jerde, this complex consists of a 59-story office tower, a trendy shopping mall, and a 5-star hotel. When it opened in 2005, the office tower was the tallest building in Kowloon.
Jerde is often criticized for following the wish of his commercial clients in designs that prevent "horizontal drift" of shoppers away from his malls. Here at the Langham Place Mall, he utilized 2 sets of “Xpresscalators”, each spanning 4 floors to bring shoppers into the upper floors. Nevertheless, Langham Place does have a positive impact by making its neighborhood more vibrant. Although it has a direct pedestrian tunnel access to the MTR Mong Kok station, most people, including us, prefer to take a different MTR exit and walk across Portland Street to this entrance. Because of additional foot traffic to this trendy mall, prostitution is driven out by the gentrification and rising rent of this neighborhood.

The name of this shopping mall comes from its corporate parent, the Langham Hotel International, which is now based in Hong Kong. The original Langham Hotel in London is named after its address on the very short street called Langham Place. Across the street is the All Souls Church, where John Stott was the Rector for 25 years.
Langham Place
Langham Place
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Canopy
Langham Place Canopy
Langham Place
Langham Place
Happy Man at Langham Place
Happy Man at Langham Place
Approach from Nelson Street
Approach from Nelson Street
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Grand Atrium
Langham Place Xpresscalator
Langham Place Xpresscalator
Tea Time
Tea Time
Langham Place
Langham Place
What's for Lunch
What's for Lunch
Chow Line
Chow Line
Portland St. Entrance
Portland St. Entrance
Langham Place Xpresscalator
Langham Place Xpresscalator
Roof Top Swimming Pool
Roof Top Swimming Pool
Direct to the Top
Direct to the Top
OZone Level
OZone Level
Langham Place Hotel Lobby
Langham Place Hotel Lobby
Roof Top Swimming Pool
Roof Top Swimming Pool
The Spiral
The Spiral
Where to Go for Dinner?
Where to Go for Dinner?
Rainbow at Their Feet
Rainbow at Their Feet
Langham Place Office Tower
Langham Place Office Tower
The Spiral
The Spiral
The Way Up
The Way Up
Langham Place Xpresscalator
Langham Place Xpresscalator
Langham Place at Night
Langham Place at Night
Langham Place Hotel Lobby Entrance
Langham Place Hotel Lobby Entrance
Materialist Series
Materialist Series
Langham Place Hotel Entrance
Langham Place Hotel Entrance
Morning News
Morning News
Langham Place Hotel Lobby
Langham Place Hotel Lobby
Hotel Elevator Lobby
Hotel Elevator Lobby
Langham Place Hotel Entrance
Langham Place Hotel Entrance
Shoes
Shoes