Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank – HSBC Building

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HSBC Building Hong Kong

HSBC Building, China, Asia – design by Foster + Partners

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank

HSBC Building

Address: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd, 1 Queen’s Road, Central Hong Kong

Date built: 1979-85

Architect: Foster & Partners

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank
photos © Andrew McRae

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank : photos

At 179m high the HSBC Bank seems tiny now relative to recent Hong Kong skyscrapers but at the time became world-famous for its strong concept and clean expression of technology and structure. Norman Foster combines some ideas from Lloyds building in London with local requirements to creat a simple but striking tower. The space underneath is amazing, a public space the size of a cathedral nave in the heart of the city: visit on a Sunday for the throb of Filipino’s gathered below.

HSBC Bank by Foster + Partners, left; in the middle is the Cheung Kong Centre
Hong Kong Architecture
photo © Adrian Welch

Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank design : Foster + Partners

First-ever addition to Norman Foster’s HSBC Headquarters in Hong Kong
2007
One Space
HSBC Hong Kong building – extension


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A key Hong Kong building close to the HSBC Building:

Bank of China – Tower
I.M. Pei & Partners, Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Ltd
Hong Kong Architecture
photo © AJW

Bank of China in Hong Kong

HSBC Bank building architects : Foster & Partners

Aswell as the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Norman Foster also designed one of the largest buildings in the world nearby:

Chep Lap Kok Airport, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
1998
Foster & Partners, Architects
Hong Kong Airport

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Hong Kong Skyscraper
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