Asurion Offices – Hong Kong

  • Client Asurion,
  • size 13,500 sqft
  • Year 2013
  • Location Hong Kong, China,
  • Industry Technology,
  • One Space has designed the new offices of technology protection company Asurion located in Hong Kong.

    Having being born of modest origins, Asurion, a US-headquartered technology protection company, approached One Space to create an unpretentious, informal, down-to-earth environment for their new workplace. Teams that previously worked in different buildings would be coming together under one roof for the first time, and the new office is located away from Central Hong Kong, so it would be important to create a hospitable, friendly place. In response, we created ‘an office that doesn’t feel like an office’.

    A large ‘Living Room’ and a dine-in ‘Kitchen’ occupy a significant portion of the overall office. A ‘Library’ doubles as a boardroom. A Workshop feels decidedly ‘rough-&-ready’, a spiritual nod to the ‘home garage’ mentality of some of the most successful innovators. We also incorporated an exercise studio including showers, lockers and changing rooms, as well as a softly lighted mother’s room. The large columns were exploited to form ‘portals’ between neighbourhoods. Each portal embraces an open collaboration zone for standing-only ad hoc meetings.

    The small residual spaces between the columns and the curtain-wall formed transparent, but sound-proofed Focus Rooms to accommodate private phones calls and quiet contemplation. To support spontaneous brainstorming, all exposed concrete column surfaces were coated in writeable ‘IdeaPaint’.

    Design: One Space
    Photography: Graham Uden Photography