The PEI design was inspired by a site bordered on two sides by canals, by opportunities for distant and medium-range views, and by the belief that simplified forms and surfaces provide an image of strength and dignity for this iconic Chinese bank.
LOCATION: Suzhou, China
CLIENT: Bank of China Co., Ltd
SIZE: 1,076,391 SQ.FT/100,000 SQ.M
STATUS: Completed 2015
Public and private banking halls are located outside the tower in the East Wing, which has larger floor plates, and greater perimeter exposure to daylight and water views. The employees’ cafeteria and terrace occupy the entire top floor of the East Wing. The formal reception rooms occupy the top of the tower where the terrace fives the building its distinctive silhouette.