Sung Lee shares insights on revitalising old infrastructures and historic buildings to create effective workplaces
On Friday, 22 March, M Moser Director of Architecture and Design, Sung Lee, shared his expertise in revitalising old spaces to create effective workplace environments at the BCI Equinox tradeshow in Hong Kong. Using six M Moser-designed projects as practical examples, Lee offered valuable insights from the perspective of three different scales: single buildings, communities, and city infrastructures.
Over recent years, society has evolved into an innovation- and creativity-based economy, which has directly impacted the nature of business and the workplace itself. Lee positioned design as a transformational response to such changes, connecting the adaptive reuse of old infrastructures with growing activity-based working trends. “The benefits of adaptive reuse range from measurable economic and sustainable advantages to intangible elements of cultural and heritage influences on community revitalisation,” he shared.
Instead of demolishing existing structures, Lee advised the audience to think about old buildings as unique opportunities to create a transformative working environment, helping organisations position themselves as more innovative and attractive places to work.
Emphasising a focus on creating human-centric spaces, Lee ended his discussion with examples of corporate campuses and city-wide public development projects repurposed to create more meaningful connections between people and their surroundings. By blending cultural elements of the past with adaptive and sustainable design concepts, organisations of various scales can breathe new life into neighbouring communities.
More detailed insights from Sung Lee’s discussion coming soon.