The International Finance Centre occupies one of the loveliest urban sites in the world: adjacent to the narrowest crossing of Victoria Harbour, with the Central District and Victoria Peak as a backdrop. The 412 meter (1,352 ft) high, 88-story Two International Finance Centre is the second tallest building in Hong Kong and among the tallest buildings in the world. The entire form is visible as it stands apart from the cluster of other skyscrapers. The building is a clear, memorable presence, a great obelisk at city scale. With its carefully proportioned setbacks, its centric form ascends vertically, tapering as it rises.
412 m / 1352 ft
88 stories tall
The curtain wall surface articulation reinforces the vertical movement of the design. The walls are convex and the central section stepped forward, giving the tower a rounded, beveled appearance. The vertical window mullions are shaped like airfoils, tracing sharp lines from base to crown. The tower is clad in lightly reflective vision glass and fritted spandrel glass that softens the tower’s surface. With specially formulated pearly silver paint on the aluminum components, the tower glows warmly against the peak and the city. The tower culminates in a spectacular sculptural crown. Its open design draws the sky itself into the tower top, partially dematerializing the building form as it reaches its highest point. When lit up at night, the tower top is visible from miles away, welcoming one to the harbour gateway. The project is LEED Gold®.
85,000 sqm (915,000 sq ft) of curtain wall, canopy, roof features, fins and external lighting.
DEVELOPER: Central Waterfront Property Development Ltd.
ARCHITECT: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects/Rocco Design Architects Ltd.
CONTRACTOR: E Man-Sanfield J.V.Construction Co., Ltd.
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