The project starts with an open brief, which gives an opportunity to explore the brief and design potentials. The company has been long devoted to product technology development, and actively collaborating with renowned product designers.
The project starts with an open brief, which gives an opportunity to explore the brief and design potentials. The company has been long devoted to product technology development, and actively collaborating with renowned product designers. We observed that physical communication and design reviews are among the most important activities. Meanwhile the staff members require a high level of privacy when they focusing on individual work.
In view of these, we have set three goals for the design: to enhance efficiency by proper departmental zoning and connection, and provisions of formal and casual meeting areas; to strengthen the company’s branding & sense of belonging by giving a sharp corporate image and department individuality; and habitability by providing a bright working environment, with a balanced desire for open plan and privacy. The overall idea is to provide a comfortable, orderly working space with insertion of the arts.
Lift lobby and entry lounges are the main branding areas, where greenery and company products were incorporated into the design to convey an identity of forward-looking, liveliness and sense of pride within the company. They also function as an informal meeting space.
At the working areas, glazed rooms are arranged around the core walls, while semi-open cubicles occupy the main areas with peripheral windows, to enable all to share daylight and views. Timber window panels, greeneries, casual meeting areas, tailor-made cabinets and art works add to the habitable setting.
Location: Hong Kong
Area: approx. 5,000 sq m.
Program: Office Interior
Team: Ida Sze, Billy Chan, Char Chau
Contractor: EDM Construction Limited