After practicing in london and hong kong he founded urb in 2002 specializing in modernizations of children and youth centers. Victoria peak the peak the peak is one of hong kongs major tourist attractions and a must visit destination for visitors.
Bank of china boc tower is located at no1 garden road a flourishing centre of activity in hong kongs business and financial core.
Bank of china tower hong kong architecture. Below is a brief visual history of how the hong kong skyline developed over the decades. However hong kong has become a centre for modern architecture as older buildings are cleared away to make space for newer larger buildings. Due to the lack of available land few historical buildings remain in the urban areas of hong kong.
The first high rise in hong kong was the hong kong shanghai bank completed in 1935the building stood 70 m 230 ft tall with 13 floors and was in use for five decades before being demolished for the construction of the hsbc main building. Its geometrical form provides visitors panoramic views of the city from its 43rd floor. The building was constructed over a period of four years and four months commencing in april 1985.
We have designed many of chinas most celebrated buildings. The bank of china tower is the most recognizable skyscraper on the hong kong skyline smack bang in the heart of the citys business district. Dominating hong kong island this mountain 552 metres at the summit offers spectacular panoramic views day and night across hong kong island kowloon parts of the new territories and several of hong kongs outlying islands.
Hongkong and shanghai bank by norman foster architect at hong kong china 1979 to 1986 architecture in the great buildings online. The architecture of hong kong features great emphasis on contemporary architecture especially modernism postmodernism functionalism etc. Our iconic architecture honors the past while embracing the future.
High rise construction was limited in the early part of the 20th century. Graduated at the architectural association aa and university college london tony leung is a uk registered architect since 1999. A century of architecture.
Travel along hong kongs historic timeline of more than a hundred years and savour the rich culture at your own pace.