THE NAN FUNG GROUP
Benjamin Lam, Kin Cheong Chan, Natalie Lau, Esther Cheung
"TO SYMBOLIZE THE MANUFACTURE PROCESS OF WEAVING MACHINE TO THE KNITTING PATTERN 'EMBROIDERED' ON THE CEILING LIGHT BOX AND PIN-BOARD WALL"
Inspired by the history of the D.H. Chen Foundation as a major contributor of the textile industry in Hong Kong, elements of the textile industry are embroidered into the office to intensify its character. From the reception table that symbolized the manufacture process of weaving machine to the knitting pattern ‘embroidered’ on the ceiling light box and pin-board wall, are all the representation in respect of the past and founder of the foundation.
"The essence of fluidity does not confine only on physical treatment, but also with its spatial circulation"
The space itself is a piece of fabric seamlessly interlacing the ceiling, the wall and floor by bringing curve as the primary solution to corners. Through minimizing sharp edges and drawing on light-toned scheme, the space signified an impression of smoothness and softness.
"The design prioritizes the spatial qualities in which people’s actions and movements are the significant factor to determine the space."
The meeting room could be opened and incorporated with the break- out area as a major space for special events, and serve as private meeting room through switchable glass at times. The table tennis table could be also be converted to meeting table to accommodate both leisure and creative activities.