Exchange Square II Office | 2019
The design began with the idea to blur the boundary between work and home, and to optimize the front of house for a variety of events. Looking into the spectacular view of Hong Kong waterfront, this ‘Maison’ for the 15-year-old branch office of investment management firm is made to enhance the company vision and team work environment. Believing in people and collaboration are the keys of success, spaces are created for sharing ideas, experience and expertise.
Both client and architects have the common interest to take away traditional reception from the scheme in the very beginning. Guests enter the of space immediately find themselves in a long gallery consists three major components - a sculpture shelves, a stone pantry integrated into the long metal wall and a niche showcasing artwork selected by the founder. Movable partitions that separate the meeting room from gallery can be opened up for events such as cocktail, press conference, reworks night on new year’s eve, seminars and the house tradition of ‘ping pong tournament in the kitchen’.