The Murray Building, a former government office block in Hong Kong’s Central district being converted into a hotel. Its windows are angled so the hot sun doesn’t stream through them, helping to conserve energy. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

How a pioneering Hong Kong architect made his mark with 1969 Murray Building, so green it puts newer neighbours in shade

The government office block was ahead of its time when Ron Phillips prioritised energy conservation in its design; now aged 90, he is returning to Hong Kong to see how his advice has guided its conversion into a hotel

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The Murray Building, a former government office block in Hong Kong’s Central district being converted into a hotel. Its windows are angled so the hot sun doesn’t stream through them, helping to conserve energy. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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