The art of sustainability
For Swire Properties, the impending relocation of their management office to One Island East represented considerably more than a straightforward move into a larger, more modern space. For this project, the firm set its sights high.
Literally high, in respect to their desire to maximise the lofty views from the flagship building's 64th and 65th floors; functionally, in the brief's specification of both BEAM Platinum certified sustainability and an advanced, open working environment; and, for lack of a better term, spiritually, in terms of how the space would express the Swire Properties brand through a smoothly integrated mix of architecture and art.
M Moser Associates, a firm specialising in workplace design, engaged closely with Swire Properties from the project's outset. By resolving the brief in detail at the very earliest stage, 'downstream' phases such as design development and construction could proceed more smoothly, and ample time could be afforded for the commissioning and acquisition of artworks that would truly complement the space.