Clifford Chance Hong Kong
Workplace Interior Design
there were 2 main inspirations.
the building, Jardine House, is iconic in Hong Kong, with the characteristic round windows, & we wanted to emphasise their presence & respect in the interior the exterior finish & division of panel.
Our second driver was to give the staff a place to come together on both each floor, & between the 4 floors.
To give an individuality to each floor we brought in hand made wallpapers from Paperflavor, Camilla Meijer, Eco, & Walnutwallpaper.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Clifford Chance is located in 'Jardine House' overlooking Hong Kong harbor in the Central district.
With this project we wanted to bring a fresh face to their workspace, introducing newly developed glazing with concealed sliding office doors to pass the harbor light back into the space. Custom storage solutions & high performance sit-stand desking were added to give all staff good ergonomics.
To give a central social thread, we developed a pantry per floor that you can see in these photographs.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The 4 floors are connected by an internal staircase, & reaching each floor their is both a cohesion in the use of custom timber slating, & yet an individuality by the introduction of a very individual handmade wallpaper per floor.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project changed the working environment from a 4 floor space with no centre or open views, to one with a flood of daylight & connectivity.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The client operates an open door policy for their private offices. With this in mind we developed, with an Asia wide glass wall system company, a glass door that can slide away to the wall system & in essence no longer be perceived as a door. Therefore creating a room that felt more an open space than a room unless confidentiality was required.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The project was 50,000sqft spread over 4 floors & took 1 year to complete in 4 phases.
workplace, legal, hong kong, clifford chance, collaboration, office design
Our research focused on the technical aspects of the office wall & doors systems, the way to create a high acoustic value to space, trialing sit0-stand desking for durability & speed; & locating the best contemporary handmade wallpapers to support artists in that field.
The creation of a glass door that can truly change it's apparent purpose to being apart of the general wall, be able to lock, & have a concealed handle was the greatest challenge.
TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Chris Browne, Alice Lee, Linda Mar and Joyce Cheng