The Hong Kong headquarters of HSBC has unveiled an innovative the glass and steel lobby designed by one of the newest companies in Hong Kong was conceived. The 320 sq transparent structure, which extends along the place in the HSBC Building from Queen’s Road Central Des Voeux Road, was designed and produced by One Space Ltd, an interdisciplinary team of architecture and design high technology created in 2004 by Greg Pearce and James Oliver.
The company has a design team of 7 and an annual turnover of some 18 million HK dollars (U.S. $ 2.31M or Euro1.8M). It specializes in providing solutions for customers in the financial services industry by the careful integration of architecture and technology. One Space won the contract in February 2006 and the completed project was presented to HSBC in November 2006, facing a demanding schedule of delivery. This addition to the first great Lord Foster designed building since 1985, creates a single point of receipt to the upper floors in a minimalist glass box that significantly enhances access control and customer experience.
A key feature of this new space is the “HSBC Asian Story Wall”, conceived as a companion to Asian history London Canary Wharf “Wall” by Thomas Heatherwick Studios. Here is one of the teams created the space resolution flat largest and most advanced high-screen installation in Hong Kong which shows the regional cultural heritage of the Bank in a display of amazing animation, incorporating the latest advances of audiovisual technology with harmonious architectural details and lighting. The case has been designed by Arup consultants worldwide, and the lighting was designed by Fisher Marantz Stone in New York City. The new hall was opened to the public by the HSBC Group Chairman Stephen Green, November 23, 2006.