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Central Government Offices(金鐘政府總部2), Admiralty, HK
Hong Kong

Central Government Complex, Tamar is the new location for the offices of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The new government building uses neither Chinese nor European government building designs, but instead it is a mix of postmodern architecture and low-frills international design. Located at the Tamar site, the complex houses the Office of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and the Central Government Offices. Construction was due to begin in mid-February 2008, for completion in 2011. 

政府總部位於港島金鐘添馬艦添美道2號,分為東翼及西翼兩座。新政府總部是添馬艦發展工程的三組建築之一,其東北為立法會綜合大樓,其西北則為行政長官辦公大樓,三組建築之間的綠化帶闢作添馬公園。工程於2008年展開,2011年建成,由於政府總部設計概念為「門常開」,因此落成後亦被公眾稱為「門常開」。

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