Achieving Privacy & Confidentiality for Hines Offices in Shanghai

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm, founded in 1957, with a presence in 214 cities and 24 countries.

With extensive experience in investments across the risk spectrum for all property types and a pioneering commitment to sustainability, Hines is one of the largest and most respected real estate organizations in the world.

Hines’ offices are located at One Museum Place in Shanghai. They decided to involve us during the design phase of their newest office to make sure premium acoustic solutions will be adapted to the design and the space functions.

In many cases, acoustic solutions are thought of as an add-on to be included at a later stage of design, during construction or worse yet, after project completion when an acoustic problem suddenly pops up.

However, for this office interior fit-out project, our team included the acoustic goals and solutions into the initial efforts of conceptual design, well before construction even began. In that way, we were able to accommodate acoustic solutions, including elements like thicker walls, additional sound insulating materials, and special ceiling materials into all the design plans.

Part of our mission was to ensure a good reverberation time, perfect speech intelligibility, noise propagation control, and good sound insulation between sensitives spaces to ensure confidentiality and privacy to the users.

Upon construction completion, Hines consulted us for another project, so we are glad to expand our cooperation!