“There is no black and white in law”. It is tough to deal with one lawyer. Imagine dealing with a top Chinese law firm with 1000+ lawyers & associates. This was the challenge when Mi2 was trusted in the transformation of one the biggest law firms in China, Zhonglun Law Firm, in the heart of Beijing CBD.
Zhonglun, as one of the top law firms, has over 150 partners & 1000+ associates in their Beijing Headquarters. Their previous office was organized in a traditional fashion with all perimeter offices, resulting in a major absence of natural light. Areas to encourage culture, community, enhance collaboration and socializing were also limited. Particularly the client wanted to create an office that not only reflected their core values but would be remain timeless with a lasting quality that would impress any potential new clients. They also wanted to create a workplace where teams can work side by side, leveraging knowledge and talent across disciplines to better serve their clients.
Inspired by the family like environment of the firm, Mi2 design cue was to build a new neighbourhood community for Zhonglun. This community was split over 9 floors, spanning 230,000 sq ft in total, in CP tower which commands one of the most panoramic view of Beijing. The design concept was to create a seamless and cohesive environment across the 9 floors through layering and transparency. The interior design also need to support a range of working styles and the space was designed & built entirely around the client’s employee needs (big & small). When completed, Zhonglun has over 148 partners room, and comes equipped with 34 meetings rooms, 30 private phone booths and 16 collaboration areas of different sizes to meet the varying demands for formal meetings of more than 1200 users.
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