Hexa International Center is the Grade A office located in downtown Beijing on the second ring road. AEW, HONY Capital and logon.design worked closely redesign the interior space and to achieve the AEI (Asset Enhancement Initiative) goal of HEXA International Plaza, providing high quality office and retail spaces for central Beijing. Meanwhile, Hexa International Plaza is certificates as WELL Gold which focus on the healthy working environment.
The Hexa building structure and facade are in good condition. However, reviewing the building life cycle, the overall facilities, materials and lighting have been unable to meet the needs of the new workplace. There is an urgent need for building renovation.
Based on the analysis of the location, context and the building, logon.design answered the questions of “What kind of new office landmark does central CBD need? What kind of updating approach for Grade A office?”. The team prioritized the modernization and upgrading strategies and redesigned the interior space to create an ecological office space.
Derived from the shapes of the buildings and surrounding plaza, the hexagon was selected as key identity element. Not only is the new extended void shaped as hexagon, but also the new feature wall ranging from basement up into the lobby features an organic wooden texture comprised of hexagons.
This feature wall creates a natural and a warm, comfortable atmosphere for all public spaces. Both at day and night the upgraded lobby is the new landmark for the building and the surroundings, welcoming employees, visitors and neighbors alike to visit and enjoy the sunlight or the facilities.
User health in challenging times was implemented by means of touchless lift access, door opening systems, automated lighting and barrier free access of all spaces
User comfort, quality and a healthy indoor work environment were achieved by the upgrade of public and office spaces. Materials like white printed glass, light color stone tiles, combined with wooden elements and the WELL certification provide a highly competitive, comfortable and healthy working environment.
Hexa International Plaza has been upgraded to become a high-quality Grade A office building with international standards in the central of Beijing.