Bean Buro was tasked with designing a 11,000sqft (1,022sqm) for the world leading biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in Hong Kong. The new workplace would be a complete transformation of the previous traditional office into an innovative Activity Based Working philosophy - the AZ iWorks guidelines - where employees will have a 100% flexibility to choose from a variety of work settings in the workplace depending on their activities. The new environment should reflect the company culture of wellbeing and to create a strong identity to increase employee engagement.
The lounge sofas and cafe furniture can be moved away during a company event in the pantry. Additionally, the function room is designed next to the pantry, where the operable partitions can open up to create a town hall like space for up to 250 people.
Bean Buro Team
Design directors: Lorène Faure, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui
Senior designer: Pauline Paradis
Assisting Senior designer: Isabella Ducoli
Design assistant: Abby Liu, Isaac Tam, Derek Wong, Michael Tam
Contractor: Hing Lung Contracting Limited
Project Manager: Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)