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Hassell in Shanghai and Singapore

International design practice Hassell continues its expansion in South East Asia, with new offices in Shanghai and Singapore.

Hassell in Shanghai and Singapore


December 15th, 2010

It’s been a big year for Hassell, one of the world’s largest privately owned design-based practices.

In response to increasing demand for quality collaborative design for a growing client base across South East Asia, the company has expanded its presence in the region.

The twelfth Hassell studio was completed earlier in 2010, with Singapore chosen as the ideal location for the company to focus its growth.

Singapore studio interior. Photo by Owen Raggett

“The expanded regional presence through our new Singapore studio enables Hassell to broaden the innovative design service we can offer to Singapore clients locally and importantly back into the region,” said Philip Hannaford, Director of the South East region for Hassell.

“This represents a major milestone for the commitment of our practice to South East Asia – a region we know to be extremely dynamic and welcoming, and one in which the opportunities for design leadership and innovation are immense,” said Hassell Chairman, Professor Ken Maher.

In a further big move for Hassell, November saw the relocation of the company’s Shanghai studio to an exciting new space.

Shanghai studio interior. Photo by Qitao Yang

A converted motorcycle factory is now home to Hassell’s Shanghai team, providing an open, collaborative environment and continuing Hassell’s tradition of repurposing disused spaces.

Shanghai studio exterior. Photo by Qitao Yang

The building was recognised in China’s Most Successful Design Awards 2010 for its innovative workplace design and commitment to sustainability.


Photo by Qitao Yang

2011 looks set to be another exciting year for Hassell, with a new studio set to open in Beijing.


Photo by Qitao Yang


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