One Hong Kong for L’Oréal

L’Oréal’s One Hong Kong project is more than just a fit-out. It is a fundamental cultural change in L’Oréal’s work behaviour aided by a new and visionary workplace design. Our design will included a multitude of new informal meeting spaces to facilitate spontaneous gatherings and fast decision making.

The project is 61,000sqft (5,670sqm) and takes up 5 floors, with a new internal staircase to improve connectivity and social encounters across the community of 800 employees.

Team tables, hotdesking tables, mobile phone booths, mobile dry erase and pin up boards, collaboration booths, breakout lounges, and small and large cafés will define a new workplace that prioritizes and inspires teamwork. Employees will no longer be confined to their workstation - the entire office is a stage for communication, cooperation, and collaboration. All of the above is connected via a centralised staircase, allowing free movement within L’Oréal’s One Hong Kong.

The space overall will entirely laptop compatible to adapt to L’Oréal’s new desk sharing program. Outlets, adjustable lighting and sound, advanced room reservation technology, the latest audio/visual technology, etc will be integrated in the new workplace design. The space will be more agile, mobile, and efficient than ever before.

Our design catered to L’Oréal’s strategic principle of “One Size Does Not Fit All”. In the new workspace, employees will be empowered spatially to work where, when, and how they please through a large selection of furniture, focus space, and meeting space solutions as well as widely available technology.
— Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, co-founder of Bean Buro
Our furniture and joinery design would focus on creating flexibility for the contemporary changing workplace, facilitating break out solutions and collaborative working environments through flexible arrangements.
— Lorène Faure, co-founder of Bean Buro

Our design honours L’Oréal’s sustainability guidelines and target a LEED certification. Our design will target maximum building performance to reduce carbon footprint. L’Oréal’s new digital workplace goals will reduce consumption, ensuring the space will remain “green” over time.

Bean Buro Team

Design Directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure

Senior Architectural Designers: Elspeth Lee, Mikaela Black, Pauline Paradis, Kirk Kwok

Architectural designers & assistants: Isabel Entrambassaguas, Michelle Ho, Tommy Hui, Abby Liu, Jay Jordan Philippine Vidart, Isaac Tam, Linda Sze-To

Contractor: James Rice Constructing Co. Ltd

Acoustic consultant: Marshall Day Acoustics

MEP consultant: WEC Engineering

AP+RSE: JM & Associates

Project Manager: Colliers International

Client: L’Oréal

Year: 2019


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