SPACES Wai Yip
Located close to the Kwun Tong waterfront, the commercial building is part of a larger urban development scheme which aims to turn the post-industrial district of East Kowloon into Hong Kong's newest central business district. D&P/ FVA was asked to design the new Spaces's project office on the top of 12 floors which encourages collaboration and mentoring in a workplace that emphasizes health and well-being.
The design team created a highly efficient plan and contemporary design that communicates Spaces' works culture. Open and closed collaboration spaces offer scenic Hong Kong views and abundant natural light. The space was also naturally divided without using free-standing walls to maximize the natural lighting through the space. A warm, natural palette conveys a sophisticated interior ambience punctuated by dramatic light and textured materials. With the specification of low ceiling, we proposed the white ceiling that reflected the available light and created a sense of openness. Furthermore, when choosing pendant lighting, we used pale and light colors. A monochromatic scheme will increase the open feeling of the room where as high contrast breaks up the space. A central dramatic red steel staircase ascends from the open coworking area to business club area became the highlight to connect all floors. Collaboration is cultivated through a hub area that accommodates formal and impromptu meetings while functioning as a break area and distribute ad-hoc space.
November 1, 2017
11F, 12F & Roof Floor, 133 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
Romain Duval, Tuan Pham, Hanh Le, Minh Pham, Dat Nguyen
Atelje Lyktan, Flos, Muuto, Bentu, DeltaLight, Vondom, DCW, Kettal, Vibia, HAY, Viccarbe, Sokoa, Matièregrise, Buzzi Space