ARCHITECTURE

China Resources Building, Hong Kong

Located in Wan Chai, this highly-recognizable building has been turned into an icon of sustainability after refurnishment. The project encompassed three changes: an upgrade to the existing main office block, the construction of a new hotel and ground level landscaping.
To achieve a programme of installation that did not require a linear, top-to-bottom process, RLP designed and installed a new curtain wall with double low-E glazing, removing the existing internal windows and replacing them in independently-coordinated sections. Furthermore, the use of an energy-efficient external LED lighting system reinforces the building’s environmental performance, resulting in a LEED Gold Standard rating. The podium was also upgraded with a new windscreen, improving natural ventilation and lighting; while the existing third, fourth and fifth floors were demolished to increase circulation and permeability and improve the retail frontage.

 

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China Resources Building, Hong Kong

Located in Wan Chai, this highly-recognizable building has been turned into an icon of sustainability after refurnishment. The project encompassed three changes: an upgrade to the existing main office block, the construction of a new hotel and ground level landscaping.
To achieve a programme of installation that did not require a linear, top-to-bottom process, RLP designed and installed a new curtain wall with double low-E glazing, removing the existing internal windows and replacing them in independently-coordinated sections. Furthermore, the use of an energy-efficient external LED lighting system reinforces the building’s environmental performance, resulting in a LEED Gold Standard rating. The podium was also upgraded with a new windscreen, improving natural ventilation and lighting; while the existing third, fourth and fifth floors were demolished to increase circulation and permeability and improve the retail frontage.