Reorient Office [Mansion House Securities (FE) Office]
TIA HK Office Design
Images of the stock market and Hong Kong skyline have been fused together to help create this sparkling contemporary office space for a rapidly expanding financial securities company.
A major challenge in this design was combining the company’s Chinese heritage and cultural values with modern ideas of global commerce and finance. To reflect this message, more than 70 pieces of stainless steel were laser cut to create a striking feature wall of the Hong Kong landscape. The uniquely memorable design in the reception area represents the determination of the company to succeed in the city, as well as acting as a metaphor for the ups and downs of the stock exchange.
And it is the walls in this office that often provide points of architectural interest and detail. Using glass partitions, the designer has elegantly delineated the office creating a feeling of space and air amidst the more solid element of the walls. The Chinese artworks and lighting effects combine to help create a softer juxtaposition to these walls.
The 8,000 square foot office at the Far East Financial Centre in Admiralty incorporates a flexible design, and maximises the space to ensure there is room for expansion should the company take on more staff in the future. This is reflected in the trading room, which gives the versatility to create more workspace, and where customised desks allow for numerous configurations. It is also here that all of the technology has been efficiently integrated, with a projector and dedicated storage wall created to house the audiovisual equipment.
During breaks from work, the staff can use the pantry area that incorporates the use of red – adding an injection of energising colour to the otherwise classic black and white colour scheme.
Completed in only six weeks on a tight budget, the office is now equipped with two conference rooms, managers’ offices, a trading floor, a server room and accounting room.