Silk Road Finance Corporation

Silk Road Finance Corporation occupies the whole of the 53rd floor the Bank of China on Garden Road. The strong use of triangular forms in the Architecture of I.M. Pei's iconic building, along with diagonal structural elements passing between floors, provides both challenges and opportunities. This design succeeds by working sympathetically with the geometry of the space in a responsive manner.

The Silk Road was not, as the name implies, a single trade route but a network of routes on land and sea linking China and the East culturally and commercially with Europe and North Africa.

Colours, finishes and materials in this office set out to reflect both the terrain (stone, sand coloured finishes leading to the entrance) and maritime routes (blue carpets with transitional tones suggesting depth) of the Silk Road while the reception area becomes an oasis or trading centre (timber walls and structures) at the nexus of the two. A boat shaped conference table floats on a deeper blue carpet, reminiscent of an early trading dhow, the workhorse of the Maritime Silk Road through the Indian Ocean for centuries.

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Silk Road Finance Corporation occupies the whole of the 53rd floor the Bank of China on Garden Road. The strong use of triangular forms in the Architecture of I.M. Pei's iconic building, along with diagonal structural elements passing between floors, provides both challenges and opportunities. This design succeeds by working sympathetically with the geometry of the space in a responsive manner.

The Silk Road was not, as the name implies, a single trade route but a network of routes on land and sea linking China and the East culturally and commercially with Europe and North Africa.

Colours, finishes and materials in this office set out to reflect both the terrain (stone, sand coloured finishes leading to the entrance) and maritime routes (blue carpets with transitional tones suggesting depth) of the Silk Road while the reception area becomes an oasis or trading centre (timber walls and structures) at the nexus of the two. A boat shaped conference table floats on a deeper blue carpet, reminiscent of an early trading dhow, the workhorse of the Maritime Silk Road through the Indian Ocean for centuries.