Triple Grade-A office tower with a highly efficient facade design, contributing to a sustainability strategy that will set new standards in Hong Kong.

Eckersley O'Callaghan is providing facade and specialist glass engineering services for Swire Properties’ new addition to their Taikoo Place development.

Standing 195 metres tall, Tower 2B will set new standards for the Hong Kong market. We are utilising the latest developments in glazing production to ensure high levels of light transmission and engineering external solar shading fins to reduce solar gain. This forms part of an energy efficiency strategy to enable the project to achieve HK BEAM Platinum and LEED Platinum certifications.

We have designed the facade as a unitised system with units three metres wide, offering uninterrupted views to the Hong Kong Harbour. Performing geometric optimisation studies of the conically curved corner panels has allowed us to reduce the number of unique panels by 60% and maximise the number of glass fabricators who can supply them.

The project is currently in construction, with the facade system at prototyping stage.

Location
Hong Kong

Client
Swire Properties

Architect
Wong & Ouyang

Facade Designer
NBBJ