Both IFC One and IFC Two are situated on Victoria Harbourfront, which already gives them an advantage as the open water represents wealth, allowing water to flow towards the buildings. The iconic roof of Two IFC is designed to look like a crown, a symbol of its elite and prestigious status; some speculate that they look like fingers, reaching out to the heavens. Like most major Hong Kong skyscrapers, ‘taboo floors’ such as 14 and 24 are omitted, due to the fact that number four sounds like the word ‘death’ in Cantonese.
Maybe you’ve heard the phrase feng shui being thrown around, but how much do you really know about it? The ancient Chinese practice involves the positioning and designing of buildings and interiors to be in harmony with nature so as to bring good fortune. With soaring commercial skyscrapers in this city surrounded by water and mountains, it’s no surprise that feng shui is taken seriously in Hong Kong. Ever wondered how feng shui has influenced the city’s major building designs? Read on to find out. By Karl Lam
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