HSBC Bank febrero 2, 2010Posted by christian saucedo in Media facade.
Tags: Media facade, Media facade - Auto active
Tipo. Fachada media – auto activa
Autor. Norman Foster
Autor de la instalación. laservision
Edificio. HSBC Bank
Ciudad. Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) building was designed by world renowned British architect Norman Foster. At the time of completion in November of 1985, the HSBC building was the most expensive building in the world.
Two decades later Laservision was entrusted to design the external lighting for this architectural masterpiece.
The HSBC lighting plan incorporated 716 intelligent lights including 450 colour changing fluorescent fixtures in the glass stairwells, Martin Exterior 600’s and 200 fixtures on five levels, 8 Search lights and over one kilometre of LED lighting around the top of the building.
Intelligent lighting is distributed across six sections of the building.
As a result the HSBC building is now recognised as one of the key players in Hong Kong’s “Symphony of Lights“.
In 2003, the Hong Kong Tourism Board developed a harbour lighting plan called “Symphony of Lights“, a large-scale multimedia show featuring lighting, laser, music, and occasionally special pyrotechnics effects during festivals, in order to promote tourism in Hong Kong. The show is based on the illumination of key buildings on the Hong Kong Island side, and is best viewed from the Kowloon side across the Victoria Harbour. The HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building is one of the participating buildings in the show. The building has been installed with 716 intelligent lighting units, including 450 Martin Professional Cyclo 03 colour changing fluorescent fixtures in the glass stairwells, Martin Professional Exterior 600’s and Exterior 200 fixtures on five levels, 8 search lights, and over one kilometre of LED lighting around the top. Completed by mid-December 2003, the cost of installation is estimated to be HK$5.5 million.
Intelligent lighting is distributed across six sections of the building:
- Vertical Ladder Trusses
- Exoskeleton: Inner + Outer
- Refuge Floors
- Northwest Stairwell
- Eastern Stairwells
- Roof Building Maintenance Units
HSBC has always aimed to adopt a new lighting scheme because Foster did not pay much attention to the illumination of the building at nighttime.