- Designer : I. M. Pei
- Location : Hong Kong
- Built : 1982-1990
I.M. Pei’s History:
- Was born in Guangzhou.
- at 18 years of age joined MIT
- Disciple of Walter Groupious and Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Latter on started his firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners also known as I.M pie and Partners.
Major Projects of I.M. Pei:
- THE JAVITS CENTER, NEW YORK
- PYRAMIDE DU LOUVRE, PARIS
About the building:
- 369 mts, 72 Floors
- Extreme repetition and pure form
- Structure is used as ornament
- Use of strong geometrical and structural expression
- Structural expressionism adopted in the design of this building resembles growing bamboo shoots.
- CRITICISIM BY SOME PRACTITIONERS OF FENG SHUI
- Numerous ‘X’ shapes
- BOC turns out to be postmoden style because of the Strong geometry
- Square base divided into 4 equal part
- Each part in extruded 8 FLOORS
- ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION OF CURTAIN WALL MULLION PATERN
Green features in B.O.C:
- company and purchasing policies to minimise the impacts of the building on the environment.
- Aims to replace the existing ozone depletion refrigerant chillers
- Promotes green practice to the staffs ,contractors etc
- The facade of the Bank of China Tower is clad in a laminated reflective curtain wall system with single layered clear floating glazing.
- A central chiller plant provides airconditioning to the building. It consists of 10 air-cooled centrifugal chillers (each with a cooling capacity of 350T) at roof for normal office hours and 2 air-cooled
- reciprocating chillers (each with a cooling capacity of 100T) for night time operation and are located on the 7th floor.
- Installation of heat reclaim chiller to preheat incoming water supply for winter space heating
- use infrared sensor water taps, motion sensor urinals and dual flush for ladies water closets to fulfill water conservation.
- adoption of high frequency ballast for light fittings at office and public areas
- Minimizing of car parking space