The seele group, a Germany based company founded in 1984, is specialised in the design and construction of complex building envelopes made from glass, steel, aluminium, membranes and other high-tech materials. For that, seele provides everything necessary ranging from initial R&D, pre-tender Design Assist collaborative consulting, design finalisation, procurement, manufacture and installation.

Since 1994, seele is established in Asia with subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. Numerous projects speak for the success: The Chek Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong, several retail stores with outstanding all-glass designs, the ICONSIAM Shopping Centre in Bangkok as well as a special glass tube façade for K11 Museum in Hong Kong. “The architecture in Asian countries is ambitious and consequently also implies daring and challenging designs, which bring exactly the types of projects perfectly matching with seele’s portfolio.”, says Michael Seele, Managing Director of seele hongkong Ltd.

The sky tray on the top of Mahanakhon opened in December 2018. Also included in seele’s scope: a glass elevator and spiral staircase surrounded by glass cylinders. © Andreas Keller

The exceptional façade of K11 Museum consists of 307 self-supporting glass tubes with a height of 9m and a diameter of 900 millimetres. Another speciality is the integrated Closed Cavity Façade system to each of the full tubes, whereby the space between inner and outer façade is encapsulated and aerated with slight over-pressure. Furthermore, a special LED-channel is integrated between the tubes for drawing the attention to the new building.

With seele’s design for this outstanding façade, another milestone was set. And there are more to come; In the near future, seele will build the first façade worldwide with the tallest insulating glass units with 17 metres in length.

The nine metres high glass tube façade for K11 Museum with integrated CCF system was the first built in Asia. © seele

seele hongkong Ltd.
Address: Room 803, 8/F, Mirror Tower, 61 Mody Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 3589 5010