Marriott International Offices – Hong Kong

Firm
  • Client Marriott,
  • size 22,000 sqft
  • Year 2015
  • Location Hong Kong, China,
  • Industry Travel,
  • Circa ia completed the design of the offices for Marriott International located in Hong Kong.

    Working ‘on the road’ raises the issue of keeping a ‘sense of team’ within an organization, & also justification for at times an empty workplace.

    With this in mind, Marriott wanted to make a bold change in their Asia Regional Centre to an overall open plan direction; & in the process identify workspace solutions for those teams that were not always office based. Our solution was to create a more personal, semi open-plan workspace language; through landscaping a series of smaller domestic scale areas that created team identity. Each was personalized through introducing a varying texture of custom storage units, lighting type, ceiling details, glazing detailing, flooring, & furniture types.

    This openness was balanced with 90% of rooms being made bookable, along with integrating in telephone booths; & designing bench style mtg rooms for brain-storming. Like examples of successful ‘co-working’ centers, a ‘hub’ was also added at the staff & visitor entry point, where the notion of ‘reception’ changed to a ‘help centre + Barista coffee point’; along with a large lounge where staff could come together to meet, present, catch up, have lunch….or just find a quiet spot.

    In the process a new sociable semi-open workspace was created, where people can come together to be a team & share experiences.

    Designer: Circa ia
    Photography: Colin Beere