The QRC Suites at HSBC HQ Hong Kong mix the very best in hospitality, office and assembly area design on this new non-public consumer centre – a devoted place for constructing precious relationships.

Hassell designed a multi-functional and dynamic area for the HSBC places of work in Hong Kong.

The worldwide financial institution’s International Banking & Markets and International Personal Banking crew wanted a world-class, amenity-rich vacation spot to set them up for the longer term.

The experience-driven QRC Suites – on the fifteenth ground of HSBC’s iconic Hong Kong HQ – can now accommodate particular person and group conferences in areas that really feel calm and safe, irrespective of how a lot exercise is going on round them.

Future-proofed for fulfillment
With discretion and confidentiality on the coronary heart of the design temporary, the suites encompass a sequence of pavilions housing assembly rooms that vary from small, non-public cubicles to bigger assembly areas and outside social areas that also really feel secluded. The ground additionally encompasses a central, multi-purpose occasion area with a café, bar and eating space.

The areas can even broaden or contract readily – or be repurposed to fulfill the altering calls for of the enterprise. The QRC Suites are consistent with a company actual property shift towards a ‘clubhouse’ mannequin – one thing that’s more and more vital within the present world context. Underneath that mannequin, the ground acts because the central HQ, with outer and regional places of work, co-working and distant working choices revolving round it to reply to the ever-increasing want for agility.

A pleasant contact are the custom-designed terrarium pods by Unifor, which may operate as both secluded focus areas or semi-open sanctuaries when their doorways are open. And with their vegetation seasonally chosen and rotated by an area nursery, they provide a second of retreat for each workers and guests.

‘Respiration area’ for the constructing
We knew from the outset that success would imply working with the constructing’s structure, designed by Foster + Companions and accomplished in 1986, giving the enduring options ‘respiration area’. A mix of classical proportions and modern finishes make the interiors really feel as if they’ve ‘grown’ out of the structure – however as a timeless, elegant new era.

Design: Hassell
Pictures: Kris Provoost