HKEX · Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Central, Hong Kong
2022

The marketplace of the future

©Kris Provoost

The new HKEX Connect Hall is a world-class, state-of-the-art venue that fully embraces HKEX’s position as the global markets’ leader in Asia. As technological advancement shifted the stock exchange from on-floor to off-floor trading, the purpose of the hall has also changed from physical trading to hosting social and financial events.

The new design features a theatrical entrance foyer, three new backdrops (the digital wall, the media wall, and the gong wall), a new multi-functional room that used to be the data center, an elegant boardroom, a VIP room, and last but not least, an auditorium with an origami ceiling that integrates advanced technologies.

The new Connect Hall is highly versatile. Its curved walls frame the venue and optimize for high acoustic quality, allowing different events to be held simultaneously. The design also embraces green and sustainable elements. Carpets made from recycled fishing nets are used throughout the space.

©Kris Provoost

Engaging visitors with a theatrical experience

Envisioned as the new marketplace of the future, the entrance is enhanced by the convex mirror ceiling with twinkling lights and stock market ticker tape.

©Otto Ng
©Kris Provoost
©Kris Provoost

The auditorium hosts a series of ceremonies, conferences, and events. An origami ceiling system is designed to optimize acoustic performance while integrating MEPs, advanced lighting and AV systems. Depending on the perspective, the origami ceiling changes from burgundy to navy.

©Kris Provoost
©Kris Provoost
©Otto Ng

Embracing the socialness of the Connect Hall

The new Connect Hall consists of different areas surrounding the auditorium, connected by curved walls that evolve from timber to navy. The curved walls optimize acoustic performance, allowing different events to be hosted simultaneously. The boardroom and VIP room are transformed into spaces with an elegant interior fitted with advanced AV and video conferencing systems, offering comfort and hospitality to special guests.

©Kris Provoost
©Kris Provoost
©Kris Provoost
©Kris Provoost

Inheriting legacy through the digital

Three new feature walls – “Media Wall”, “Gong Wall”, and “Digital Wall” – are designed to meet different needs.

With more than 20,000 LED pixels embedded between navy wall tiles, the Digital Wall displays different animations, including digitalized Chinese calligraphy by Master Wah Gor – a nod to Hong Kong’s culture and art.

©Otto Ng
©Kris Provoost
©Otto Ng

In addition to the Digital Wall, the Media Wall with HKEX’s branding provides a new space for photography and media interviews. A life-size gong sculpture is erected on the Gong Wall for visitors to take photos with.

©Kris Provoost

Interior Design, Digital Media

2022

Central, Hong Kong

38,800 sqft

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong

PSI Asia, Sunland Plus, AEC, Hesed, Isomatrix, Easemotion

Otto Ng, Sherry Fung, Emily Fok, Katie Lai, Daisy Lam, Venus Lung, Raphael Kwok, Kee Chan, Sam Cheng, Matthew Choy, Catherine Cheng, Chun Hang Yip, Phoebe Kung, Tat Lau, Benji Poon, Maggie Ip, Kelvin Lam.