The project was inspired by contemporary art museums such as Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo, where contemporary art is appreciated in an industrial setting. The reference to art museums create a welcoming effect and inspires visitors and employees who regularly use the reception, cafe and meeting spaces.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Bean Buro was tasked with creating a new visitor experience for Kerry Logistics headquarter at a cargo centre in an industrial area of Hong Kong, with the aim of creating an inspiring experience for elite customers through the introduction of contemporary art, while also reflecting the industrial context of the cargo centre.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Bean Buro proposed an open and interactive space, with a 9m long LED screen displaying dynamic abstract animations to create a museum like experience, referencing artistic conversions of industrial spaces.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in May 2015 and finished in November 2016 in Hong Kong.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Bean Buro used high quality oversized ceramic floor tiles, designed by gallery style lighting and backlit rear walls of translucent glass enhance the legibility of the space.
French product designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, to create an earthy and textured flooring.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Pico Up tiles 1200 x 1200mm
Eero Saarinen chairs 1950
9m long LED screen
architecture, interior, office, industrial, art, cappelini, eero saarinen, ronan & erwan bouroullec, museum, Bean Buro, Kerry Logistics
The project explores a new method of creating hospitality values in a corporate organisation welcoming space, one that is not corporate, formal and strict, but on the contrary to create an emotional space that engages visitors and users through art. Various artistic approaches have been investigated, such as a large scale video installation that could transform the lighting quality of the space, as well as original designer furniture that celebrates the world of design.
The space was designed to be flexible, with a boardroom that can be opened up for events, or closed for private meetings, moveable furniture to easily change the configuration of the space.
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