Flock for Kerry Logistics

Bean Buro was tasked with creating a new visitor experience for Kerry Logistics headquarter at a cargo centre in an industrial area of Hong Kong, with the aim of creating an inspiring experience for elite customers through the introduction of contemporary art, while also reflecting the industrial context of the cargo centre.

Bean Buro proposed an exterior art installation piece at the entrance 1,664sqft (155sqm), that also provides an iconic identify for the building. A flock of LED light columns clad in lightweight mesh coloured in a gradient from yellow to orange serve as a subtle reference to the company’s branding. At night, they glow and pulsate in multiple colours to create an interactive and wind-like rhythm. The formation of the flock resulted from the analysis of the company’s logistical bar charts, as well as the movement of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic around the site.

The result is a dynamic grid that allows the installation to be appreciated from all approaches and intuitively guides visitors towards the entrance through a subtle increase in height.
— Lorène Faure & Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui

Feature 1

Referencing the local urban life, the reception introduces vibrantly coloured tiled walls and floors, contrasted with handcrafted neon signage, while a padded felt wrapped reception desk is reminiscent of luxurious car seating.

The space was designed humanly to connect people, reflecting the company’s ethos. Thus the heart of the workplace is a café pantry, designed to support large social events, independent working and informal meetings. It includes a collaborative bar island, stage seating, and a 20m long signature ‘Bean’ table with integrated cushioned seats facing the city’s racecourse and sports grounds. 

 

Bean Buro Team:  Lorène Faure, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Tommy Hui, Isabel Entrambasaguas, Lisa Chien, Michelle Ho

Contractor: Jackshun Engineering & Interior Design Co.

Client: Kerry Logistics Hong Kong

Year: 2016

 

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