a

HSBC RAIN VORTEX

Continuous waterfall

Rainwater collected will be channelled up from level B3 to L5 and then to the oculus through a network of pipes on the facade

‘Sheet-like’ water cascade

acts as

a ‘canvas’ for light projection during the Light & Sound show

500,000 litres

of water

Water spills over the edge of the pool and plunges two floors into a pool at basement 2

40m

high,

stretching

over seven

floors

Reflective pool

of filtered and

treated water

Level 1

Basement 1

Acrylic column

shields onlookers from water splashes

Basement 2

Water tank

b

THE ROOF FACADE

Time it took to install the roof

>1 year

Weight of the facade

3,500 tonnes

(about the weight of six

Airbus A380 planes)

Number of glass panels

>9,000

Each panel has an air gap of 16mm to insulate the interior from noise emitted by aircraft

The special glass has the dual ability to transmit light, which allows the plants in Jewel to thrive, while reducing heat gain.

Solar heat

is reflected

Sunlight

passes

through

a

HSBC RAIN VORTEX

Continuous waterfall

Rainwater collected will be channelled up from level B3 to L5 and then to the oculus through a network of pipes on the facade

‘Sheet-like’ water cascade

acts as

a ‘canvas’ for light projection during the Light & Sound show

500,000 litres

of water

Reflective pool

of filtered and treated water

Water spills over the edge of the pool and plunges two floors into a pool at basement 2

40m

high,

stretching

over seven

floors

Level 1

Basement 1

Basement 2

Acrylic column

shields onlookers from water splashes

Water tank

b

THE ROOF FACADE

Weight of the facade

3,500 tonnes

(about the weight of six Airbus A380 planes)

Time it took to install the roof

>1 year

Number of glass panels

>9,000

Each panel has an air gap of 16mm to insulate the interior from noise emitted by aircraft

The special glass has the dual ability to transmit light which allows the plants in Jewel to thrive, while reducing heat gain.

b

a

HSBC RAIN VORTEX

THE ROOF FACADE

Continuous waterfall

Rainwater collected will be channelled up from level B3 to L5 and then to the oculus through a network of pipes on the facade

‘Sheet-like’ water cascade

acts as

a ‘canvas’ for light projection during the Light & Sound show

500,000 litres

of water

Weight of the facade

3,500 tonnes

Time it took to install the roof

>1 year

(about the weight of six Airbus

A380 planes)

Water spills over the edge of the pool and plunges two floors into a pool at basement 2

40m

high,

stretching

over seven

floors

Reflective pool

of filtered and

treated water

Number of glass panels

>9,000

Each panel has an air gap of 16mm to insulate the interior from noise emitted by aircraft

The special glass has the dual ability to transmit light, which allows the plants in Jewel to thrive, while reducing heat gain.

Solar heat

is reflected

Sunlight

passes

through

Level 1

Basement 1

Acrylic column

shields onlookers from water splashes

Basement 2

Water tank