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Finalist SBID Award for BluePrint

02/01/16

The blueprint project is an innovative working environment concept which is built around co-working for tech startup companies. Category: Office Space Design Practice: PDM International Project Title: Blueprint Co-Working Space Project Location: Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Design Practice Location: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Book Summary: The blueprint project is an innovative working environment concept which is built around co-working for tech startup companies, and an accelerator space for a minimum of 10 B2B startups during each 6-month programme. The occupying space is two half floors of Cornwall House in Taikoo Place totaling approximately 1,350 m2 (14,530 f2) and allowing for the accelerator to be on one half floor and co-working space to be on another interconnected by 2 external staircases. The design outcome is a response to the existing industrial nature of the building shell and the client request to provide a fun and innovative co-working and accelerator space which is an oasis from the surrounding corporate office environment. Key Planning principals were flexibility, transparency and creating privacy without building walls. With the combined understanding of the blueprint brand and the Swire Properties brand, PDM endeavors to fuse function and materiality to create an inspirational and invigorating co-working and accelerator space. Within an existing vibrant city, PDM saw an opportunity to create an informal working environment – a 24/7 sanctuary introducing a new relaxed workspace where ideas can fuse within a flexible, open and interconnected space. Implementing a palette inspired by the existing warehouse building and the accelerator brief, PDM embraced the project by introducing raw, natural and warm materials with injections of colour inspired by the Swire brand and the introduction of local natural environment. http://internationaldesignexcellenceawards.com/finalist/blueprint-co-working-space/