The International Finance Centre, abbreviated as IFC (branded as “ifc”) is a skyscraper and an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong’s Central District.
A prominent landmark on Hong Kong Island, IFC consists of two skyscrapers, the IFC Mall, and the 55-storey Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Tower 2 (2IFC) is the second tallest building in Hong Kong at a height of 415 m, behind the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon. The Airport Express Hong Kong Station is directly beneath it, with subway lines to Hong Kong International Airport.
Construction of foundations and retaining structures incorporating a circular cofferdam (diameter 61.5m) for the 2IFC. Foundations include large diameter bored piles and barrettes, while retaining structures include diaphragm walls. The works also include performing 3,000-ton load tests in two instrumented barrettes.
– Bored piles: (a) 111 nos., (b) diameter 2m to 2.5m
– Barrettes: (a) 82 nos.
– Diaphragm walls: (a) 1.5m thick, (b) excavation area 38,600m2
– Loading test: (a) 2 nos.