Dentsu Media + McGarryBowen Offices – Hong Kong

  • Client Dentsu, McGarry Bowen,
  • size 5,700 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Hong Kong, China,
  • Industry Advertising / Marketing,
  • Circa ia have designed the shared offices for Dentsu Aegis Network brands Dentsu Media and McGarryBowen, located in Hong Kong.

    With Dentsu Aegis Network’s expansion, Circa was asked to design a new space in the DAN Asia office building for the addition of their brands ‘Dentsu Media’ & ‘McGarry Bowen’.

    It is the coming together of 2 cultures within an octagonal floor plate. Circa clustered together a nucleus of rooms around which to wrap the 2 teams, & also balance the multi-faceted building envelope. This provided both shared spaces to come together, & defined team areas.

    The use of natural materials & the removal of the ceiling system created a richness of texture to fit a restricted budget. Acoustics for meeting spaces were solved using environmentally sensitive recycled PET board; & plywood added warmth while complying with the recycled materials request. The plywood was sourced to match with the new Formica HPL woodgrain range, to allow a practical application in the pantry space.

    The older building has a concrete floor, but Circa turned that to an advantage using self leveling screed to get a light reflective surface to the shared areas.

    DesignerCirca ia
    Photography: Pocky Chan