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HSBC | 1 QRC Plaza Lobby

A Refresh of a Hong Kong Landmark

Sector
Banking, Finance & Insurance
Type
Public Spaces
Location
Hong Kong
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HSBC | 1 QRC Plaza Lobby

A Refresh of a Hong Kong Landmark

HSBC commissioned One Space to design the first major modification to its renowned landmark building in the heart of Central. The brief was to redesign the entrance of the Main Building Plaza lobby to allow for upgrade access control to the upper floors. As one of Hong Kong’s most visible public spaces, the project called for meticulous attention to detail and sensitivity in both design and construction.

Our solution integrated the three entrances into one unified lobby, creating a more customer-focused reception experience. Working with the Bank’s security and administration teams, we designed a Concierge-style guest arrival experience. The lighting design emphasised the transparency of the new enclosure, dimensioned to envelop the highly figurative structural masts. The layout not only provided a more hospitable guest arrival experience, but also accommodated the security requirements of the new structure. Working seamlessly with the original building design by Norman Foster, we added a glass enclosure to complement the building’s dramatic glass underbelly and terraced plaza floor. For the finishing touch, we created two seamless, high-resolution digital canvases to walk guests on a multimedia journey through HSBC’s impressive archives.