RKH Specialty

RKH Specialty

Architect
One Space
Location
Citicorp Centre, Whitfield Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Offices
Graham Uden

RKH Specialty

One Space as Architects

This 9,750 SF agile work environment in Causeway Bay Hong Kong brings together on one large floorplate FP Marine Risks and Howden Insurance Brokers, sister companies under the Hyperion Insurance Group, which is the world’s largest employee-owned insurance business.

 

Although these teams had largely worked together in the same premises for a few years, this relocation project would present an unprecedented opportunity to tailor-make a revitalised home that would support a more integrated business operation and generate synergies previously untapped.

 

The floorplate is a large, ‘square doughnut’ with lift lobby access delivering guests to the side offering excellent views over Victoria Harbour. This allowed the designers to create a singular, large-scale multi-purpose ‘living room’ right at the crossroads of the premises, where guests and staff intermingle in a hospitality-type setting presenting a variety of fixed and moveable seating choices. The remainder of the floorplate is arranged in ‘neighbourhoods’ of between 20 & 40 workstations each, to promote socialisation and bonding within the larger organisational structure.

 

Breakout spaces, brainstorm areas and a secondary wet pantry anchor each corner of the ‘square doughnut’, aiding navigation by creating approachable and easy-to-use destinations. The Client opted for no enclosed offices, with Focus Rooms and shielded settings providing for confidentiality when needed. Across the whole anatomy, the diverse array of work setting choices are designed to forge stronger bonds and foster more fluid collaboration amongst team-mates and guests.

 

Material Used:

1. System Furniture: Lamex (HNI)

2. Flooring: Interface & Floover

Project Credits
Architects
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
ManufacturersInterface
FlooringFLOOVER
System FurnitureLAMEX
Supplierswingart
Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Flooring
by FLOOVER
System Furniture
by LAMEX
Suppliers
by wingart
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