(English) HKEX · Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Central, Hong Kong
2022

(English) The marketplace of the future

©Kris Provoost

(English) 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. 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.

(English) Engaging visitors with a theatrical experience

(English) The new entrance foyer creates a well-defined and theatrical experience enhanced by the convex mirror ceiling with twinkling lights and stock market ticker tape. As technological advancement shifted the stock exchange from on-floor to off-floor trading, the purpose of the Connect Hall has also changed from physical trading to social and financial events. Ceremonies, conferences, and events will take place in the auditorium.

©Otto Ng
©Kris Provoost
©Kris Provoost

(English) An origami ceiling system is designed to optimize acoustic performance while integrating bright mechanical lighting and advanced AV systems. The origami ceiling changes from burgundy to navy, depending on the position of viewing.

©Kris Provoost
©Otto Ng
©Kris Provoost

(English) Embracing the socialness of the Connect Hall

(English) 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

(English) Inheriting legacy through the digital

(English) Three new feature walls 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

(English) 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 next to the media wall for visitors to take photos with.

©Kris Provoost

(English) Interior Design, Digital Media

(English) 2022

(English) Central, Hong Kong

(English) 38,800 sqft

(English) The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong

(English) PSI Asia, Sunland Plus, AEC, Hesed, Isomatrix, Easemotion

(English) 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.