Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners

London, GB


HongKong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters

Conceived during a sensitive period in the former colony's history, the brief for the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters was a statement of confidence: to create 'the best bank building in the world'. Through a process of questioning and challenging − including the involvement of a feng shui geomancer − the project addressed the nature of banking in Hong Kong and how it should be expressed in built form. In doing so it virtually reinvented the office tower.

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Status: Built
Location: Hong Kong, HK
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Structural Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners
Quantity Surveyor: Northcroft Neighbour & Nicolson with Levett & Bailey
M+E Engineer: Roger Preston & Partners
Landscape Architect: Technical Landscapes Ltd
Lighting Engineer: Claude and Danielle Engle Lighting/Bartenback Wagner Lichttechnische Planung GmbH