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BUILDING
 
 
Bank of China
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DESIGNER
 
 
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
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MATERIALS
 
steel, glass

Reticular structure, covered in silvery glass colour grey-blue

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Region
Hong Kong [Xianggang]
Town
Hong Kong [Xianggang]
Address
Queensway/Garden road/Transverse road/Cotton Tree drive
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Banks, securities exchanges and buildings for financial activity
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1982    
Realisation
1985 - 1990
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AWARDS
 
1992
Marble Architectural Award, East Asia, Marmi e Macchine Carrara
1991
R. S. Reynolds Memorial Award
1990
Prix d'Excellence, Association des Ingénieurs, Conseils du Canada
1989
Award for Engineering Excellence, New York Association of Consulting Engineers
1989
Grand Award, American Consulting Engineering Council
1989
Best Structure Award, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"La torre e la città/The tower and the city", Domus 840, settembre/september 2001, "Servizi/Features" pp. 36-101
Mario Panizza, "La torre rompe la scatola/The tower breaks out of the box", Domus 840, settembre/september 2001, "Servizi/Features" pp. 45 (44-51 (36-101))
Lotus international 101, giugno/june 1999 [Grattacieli/Skyscrapers], pp. 15 (6-15), 23
Judith Dupré, Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1996, pp. 104-105
Walter Bianchi, "Bank of China Tower", L'Arca 72, giugno/june 1993 [Le torri/Towers], pp. 68-77
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CLIENT
 
 
Bank of China - Hong-Kong
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AMOUNT
 
 
HK$ 1.000.000.000 - US$ 130.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 365
Floors
70 aboveground
Surface
sq.m. 130.000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York (NY)
Valentine, Laurie, and Davies, Hong Kong
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STAFF
 
Project
I.M. Pei & Partners
Project architect
I. M. Pei, L.C. Pei
Associate architect
Kung & Lee Associate Architects (Sherman Kung), Hong-Kong
Mechanical engineer
Jaros Baum and Bolles, Associated Consulting Engineers, New York (NY)
Electrical engineer
Associated Consulting Engineers, Hong Kong
Acoustical consultant
Cerami and Ass.
 
 
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