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HMV Flagship Store

This entertainment emporium occupies the three top floors of the Pearl City Mall in Causeway Bay. The building structure is typical for shopping malls of the seventies: low ceilings and deep floor plates with little natural light.

The client brief asked for an extremely short design and construction period, a layout that offered flexibility to adapt to changing needs , a way to bring more light and space to each floor and and a raw and ready-made aesthetic.

The solution was the construction of a new atrium, visually connecting the three floors. This was combined with an interior design scheme that left most of the original building structure untouched. It was simply cleaned, sealed and left exposed. Building services were carefully designed so they could be left exposed too and contribute to the aesthetic.

Brick partitions and a couple of design ‘events’ such as signage, cashiers, bars and DJ booths were strategically placed throughout the space to create focal points and guide the visitors. A lighting system was installed to enhance this experience. Level 1 contains music an movie collections, level 2 contains lifestyle and audio products and level 3 a bar, restaurant and music stage and a small retail area.

Design and construction took less than 6 months, including statutory submissions.

30,000 sq.ft. destination store
Hong Kong
Completed 2015