Bean Buro used a minimal colour palette and feature staircase to turn three floors of a Shanghai office building, measuring 30,677sqft (2,850sqm), into a new workplace for the creative company Cheil. A main aim of the renovation was to create a communal space that connects the various levels and improves interaction between employees on different floors. This involved carving out a full-height atrium from the existing floor plates to bring a bright and spacious feel to the entrance and circulation areas, creating a pivotal point where the entire staff team and visitors can share ideas and interact.
Bean Buro Team
Design director: Lorène Faure, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui
Senior designer: Elspeth Lee
Designers & assistants: Michelle Ho
Contractor: PLUSspace International
Project Manager: DTZ Cushman & Wakefield