Mr Andreas Hiersemenzel

Managing Director
Qualifications: Diplom Ingenieur (Dipl. Ing)
Fachhochschule Ulm, Germany
Key Details: Andreas was Managing Director of the renown curtain wall firm Josef Gartner Asian operations from 1982 to 2002. He was involved in Lloyd's Insurance Building in London while working at Josef Gartner design department in Germany before he founded Gartner's Asian operation becoming Managing Director of Josef Gartner (HK).

He expanded the operation to over 250 direct employees with projects in most commercial centers of Asia. The award of all projects was centered on understanding of the building and often proposing new ideas advancing technology or project management.

To support the growth in the market he established factories in Hong Kong and China in addition to the original German supply base. Project based assembly plants were established in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei.

In 2002 Andreas joined Builders Federal, a local high quality facade firm. Builders Federal completed 2 of Hong Kong’s most highly visible curtain wall projects during this period. With Builders Federal Andreas showed his expertise in building a high quality facade like 3 Pacific Place in Admiralty with highly complex features attached to the facade. This building is an example of innovative facade works.

Here he established a relation with European and North American specialist manufacturers in the high-tech building products market. One outstanding example of this collaboration is Asia's tallest revolving door built at Novotel City-gate Hotel in Hong Kong.

Andreas established the need for quality maintenance of the building envelope, a now established division in Builders Federal. His emphasis here was of on site investigation and subsequent establishment of the appropriate restorative measures providing clients with a sound basis of planning and budgeting future work. He was invited by developers and the respective trade organizations to lecture on maintenance and its ability to increase the life of the facades systems.

Andreas’s expertise is in blending his German engineering background and technology know how and a keen sense for architecture into the design and management of the building facade. Traveling frequently in Europe and the USA he is in a position to advise on current developments and design trends.


Major Project Involved in Curtain Walls

  • 3 Pacific Place (Hong Kong) 
  • Taipei 101 Taipei, Taiwan) 
  • Chater House (Hong Kong)
  • Premier HQ (Taipei, Taiwan) 
  • Jin Mao Tower (Shanghai, PRC)
  • Bank of China HQ (Beijing, PRC) 
  • Bank of China Tower (Hong Kong) 
  • The Gateway (Singapore) 
  • Exchange Square I/II/III (Hong Kong)
  • Louis Vuitton Building (New York, USA) 
  • Louis Vuitton Shops (worldwide)

Major Projects Involved in Curtain Wall Consultancy:

  • Port Authority Tower (Shanghai)
  • L' Avenue Shanghai (Shanghai)
  • Fortune Center (Qingdao)
  • Golden Beach (Qingdao)
  • Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange Building (Zhengzhou)
  • Bank of China (Suzhou)
  • ICBC Headquarter (Beijing)
  • ICC Chengdu Towers (Chengdu)
  • China Trust Bank (Taipei)
  • Bahria Icon Karachi (Pakistan)
  • Al Shaqab (Qatar)
  • Ras Laffan (Qatar)
  • Limitless (Dubai)
  • BIIC (Bahrain)
  • Pacific Place (Hong Kong)
  • 39 Conduit Road (Hong Kong)
  • 28 Hennessy Road (Hong Kong)
  • Vicwood Plaza (Hong Kong)
  • Tseung Kwan O Hospital (Hong Kong)
  • Science Park III (Hong Kong)
  • Hotel and office extension at HHML6, Hung Hom (Hong Kong)
  • Residential Development One Homantin (Hong Kong)
  • Commercial development Lot 6312 Lam Lee street, KLN Bay (Hong Kong)
  • Retail Development in Tung Chung TCTL11(Hong Kong)