International Finance Centre
Hong Kong, China

Description
Type Public building
Project New building
Execution 2000-2003
Area 185.805 m²
Architect Rocco Design Architechts Limited
Owner
/ Investor
IFC Development


Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong

The cornerstone for the “2 IFC” in Hong Kong was laid in 2000 and it was opened after a construction period of only three years.

Together with the smaller twin building “1 IFC”, the Four Seasons Place and the Four Seasons Hotel, the office and hotel building “2 IFC” forms the financial centre of Hong Kong.In terms of urban development, the building complex together with the Union Square Phase 7 is also considered as the “gateway” to the Victoria Harbour.

Until 2010, the skyscraper with a height of 412 m which majestically dominates the city centre was the tallest building in Hong Kong.

The elegant skyscraper with apparently 88 floors, in fact only has 86 floors. As the numbers 14 and 24, mean misfortune, these numbers were not assigned when numbering the floors.

The simplicity and the unusually designed roof of the skyscraper made the building a showpiece of Hong Kong. Like many other architectural highlights, the building was designed by the architectural office Rocco Design in Hong Kong which is active throughout the world.

With Oventrop double regulating and commissioning valves, hydronic balance is realised even up to the 88th floor


In modern high-rise building, hydronic balancing allows for efficient heating and cooling. In complex pipework systems, double regulating and commissioning valves are, for instance, required for this purpose.

The installation of Oventrop double regulating and commissioning valves “Hydrocontrol VFC” enabled the builder to carry out hydronic balancing of the risers up to the enormous heights. The option to install the valves in either the supply or the return pipe provided the required flexibility. The location of the functional components of the valves in one plane allows for an easy assembly and simple operation, which was an argument in favour of the Oventrop valves.

Together with the quality label “Made in Germany”, there were enough powerful arguments to equip the risers of the hot water central heating system and the chilled water cooling system with Oventrop valves.


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