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  4. Hong Kong
  5. Bean Buro
  6. 2016
  7. Uber Hong Kong / Bean Buro

Uber Hong Kong / Bean Buro

  • 20:00 - 20 January, 2017
Uber Hong Kong / Bean Buro
Uber Hong Kong  / Bean Buro, © Bean Buro
© Bean Buro

© Bean Buro © Bean Buro © Bean Buro © Bean Buro + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
  • Architect in Charge

    Bean Buro
  • Design Directors

    Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Area

    9000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Senior Architectural Designers

    Elspeth Lee, Isabel Entrambasaguas
  • Architectural designers & assistants

    Michelle Ho, Tommy Hui, Abby Liu, Gigi Kwong
  • Contractor

    Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd
  • Project Management

    Colliers International
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© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro

Text description provided by the architects. Bean Buro’s design for UBER’s new Hong Kong office takes inspiration from Gottfried Semper’s writings on vessels, where he described the notion of form and function acting as a structured whole, with individual parts fulfilling their own function while cooperating with others to achieve an overall aim and effect. 

Plan
Plan

UBER’s new workplace, totaling 9,000sqft (830sqm) on the top floor of an existing office building, was inspired by such notion of volumes and functions. Interpretations of the city’s waterfront topography and curvy mountains generated an undulating, voluptuous dark blue inhabitable vessel that contained meeting rooms, service areas and private work booths.

© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro

Each individual part of the vessel was a variety of work spaces equipped with their own privacy control such as misty gradient glass partitions or curtains. Work clusters occupy the open neighborhoods, each with access to shared supports and collaborative work zones. The work clusters can be re-arranged to match the constantly changing needs of the company.

© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro

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. An intricate wall art by local artist Bao Ho envisions a floating city vessel, packed with Hong Kong landmarks, futuristic transports and lucky Feng Shui symbols for the company. Staff is in turn encouraged to express themselves creatively through writable walls and columns. 

© Bean Buro
© Bean Buro

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. 

Product Description: - Referencing the local urban life, the reception introduces vibrantly coloured tiled walls and floors, contrasted with handcrafted neon signage. 

Conceptual Drawing
Conceptual Drawing

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Uber Hong Kong / Bean Buro" 20 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/803774/uber-hong-kong-bean-buro/> ISSN 0719-8884