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美利大廈 Murray Building / 香港政府辦公建築之形 Hong Kong Government Office Architecture Forms / SML.20130615.6D.15880.BW | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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美利大廈 Murray Building / 香港政府辦公建築之形 Hong Kong Government Office Architecture Forms / SML.20130615.6D.15880.BW

With its striking geometric facade, Murray Building (美利大廈)—a government office building located in Central, Hong Kong—is one of my favorite architectures in Hong Kong.

 

Form follows function—its facade is designed to be super functional. The windows were meticulously oriented such that every office would avoid the intrusion of excessive direct sunlight. The design won the Certificate of Merit of the Energy Efficient Building Award in 1994.

 

This building used to house many of the key decision making bureaus of the Hong Kong government, but the site will soon be auctioned off for re-development into a hotel as the government bureaus which used to be located there have moved to the Central Government Complex, Tamar in 2011.

 

Also in view is part of the Citibank Tower complex, and in the reflection, the HSBC headquarters designed by Norman Foster.

 

# References

+ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_Building

+ zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/美利大廈

 

# SML Data

+ Date: 2013-06-15T16:39:04+0800

+ Dimensions: 3648 x 5472

+ Exposure: 1/40 sec at f/22

+ Focal Length: 17 mm

+ ISO: 1000

+ Flash: Did not fire

+ Camera: Canon EOS 6D

+ Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM

+ GPS: 22°16'41" N 114°9'36" E

+ Location: 香港中環紅棉路22號美利大廈 Murray Building, 22 Cotton Road, Central, Hong Kong

+ Workflow: Lightroom 4

+ Serial: SML.20130615.6D.15880.BW

+ Series: 形 Forms, 建築 Architecture

 

# Media Licensing

Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

 

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Taken on June 15, 2013