Description: Contempo is the office of an established architecture and interior firm in Hong Kong. The former industrial space is transformed into a hybrid work and creative environment, designed to promote a sense of community and inspire ingenuity. Open work areas merge with a myriad of social spaces, drawing on an inventive palette of warm oak, galvanized steel and subtle colors to impart a calm ambience. A feature timber staircase leads to the upper floor, where a standalone, multi-purpose gallery showcases commissioned artwork and sculptural pieces. Set in the corner of the gallery, a striking retail display stands out with textured hunter green walls and speckled terrazzo.

Company: via architecture limited

Award: IIDA Global Excellence Awards (USA)