BENOY TRAVELS THE WORLD
From a small design firm in Nottinghamshire, UK, 71 years ago, Benoy’s footprint now spans the entire globe including an increasing number in Asia. Asian Property Review interviews Qin Pang, Director and Head of Benoy’s Shanghai Studio.
- Benoy started in Nottinghamshire, UK some 71 years ago. It has now evolved into a global design specialist undertaking many inspiring and iconic projects. Please list out some recently completed iconic projects in Asia.
Terminal 4, Changi Airport, Singapore (2017), Suzhou Center, China (2017), Parc Central, Guangzhou, China (2016) and Starfield Hanam, Hanam, Gyeonggi, South Korea (2016).
- What is Benoy’s design philosophy and how does that translate into your works?
At Benoy, we balance creative vision with commercial viability; we work with clients to create iconic destinations that enrich people’s lives, strengthen communities, enhance nature, and deliver lasting economic value. This is translated into our work in many ways, however our aim is also to deliver world-class solutions for the built environment.
- Does Benoy have onboard or have joint ventures with starchitects especially in projects involving branded residences or mixed developments e.g. Prada, etc?
Benoy collaborates with a number of design firms, especially on larger projects which are overseen by a consortium. In Singapore, for example, we are working within the consortium led by Moshe Safdie (famed for his Habitat 67, in Montreal, Quebec) to deliver the high profile Jewel Changi Airport project. Benoy is the Interior Design and Retail and Aviation Facilities Planner on the development.