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Jardine House

Bean Buro was tasked with designing a new workplace for the international British property group, Grosvenor, at the iconic Jardine House building in Hong Kong of approx. 5,000sqft (460sqm), to transform their previous workspace into an innovative workplace that would reflect the company’s belief in quality, integrity and social responsibility. The workplace would be open plan with a proportion of flexible seating and paired with a variety of support spaces. Employees would then be able to choose from a plethora of work settings depending on their workplace needs. Acoustic design, lighting design, and the environmental strategy would be the key drivers behind the wellbeing and sustainable aspects of the project.

The biggest success of the project was the way the design aesthetics could overcome budget and time constraints, and ensuring the LEED and WELL criteria could be met to ensure a result that is truly environmentally friendly and human centric for a productive workplace. The project has officially been recognised for WELL™ Gold Level, as one of the first office refurbishment projects in Asia to be recognised with such a rating. It is expected that the project will also imminently achieve LEED certification
The narrative involved reading into the history of Jardine House; its historical tea trading activities in the neighbourhood, and the iconic circular windows of Jardine House as a symbol of well being
— Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui & Lorène Faure
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Project data

Bean Buro Team Design Directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
Senior Designers: Elspeth Lee, Pauline Paradis
Architectural designers & assistants: Abby Liu, Michelle Ho, Gigi Kwong

Contractor: S&techs (Hong Kong) Limited

Client: Grosvenor Group

Mirror (Black / Green to Cobalt Blue), 2016
Stainless steel and lacquer
55 1/8 x 55 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches
140 x 140 x 14 cm
(KAPOO 2016.0009)

Third Eye Television, 2005
Single-channel video (color, sound) in a vintage television with permanent oil marker and acrylic
17 1/2 x 20 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches
44.5 x 52.7 x 47.6 cm
(PAIK 2005.0003)