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Cradled by the natural beauty of Kwun Tong harbour and the grace of the former Kai Tak runway, the new office of DBS Hong Kong has been transformed into an interactive community workspace, as part of the bank’s strategic occupancy programme. About 1600 staff, including the technology and operation teams, are housed here.
Spread over seven floors, the 126,000 square foot office deploys the hot-desking concept and sets the common area “social hub” as a focal point of each floor to foster greater productivity and efficiency.
Other than featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the interior with natural light, the new office has taken its social hub up a notch with its entertainment facilities such as a free supply of Hong Kong craft beer and Kirin Ichiban beer, a retro Volkswagen van which services as a snack station in disguise, massage chairs, darts, table football, air hockey, and a movie theatre.
Plants and natural materials such as elements of bamboo and wood are featured prominently throughout the office.
Keeping the bank’s Singaporean roots in mind, the ethos of Singapore pervades the overall office art, in addition to a local Hong Kong cultural representation.