MAP understands the workplace environment from the master planning of an office complex to the façade design of the buildings, to the interior fitting out of the entrance lobby, lift cars and workplace.

Buildings and Workplace Design

New communications technologies are changing the ways people work and major corporations are moving to flexible workplace strategies which require fundamental design changes such as:

MAP designs to ensure the company culture is reflected from the entry experience through the common areas and the individual workspace. A successful design strategy will encourage collaboration, productivity, innovation and communication.

The life cycle costs and the capital investment is always taken into consideration in a MAP design. Each value engineering solution is tailored to each owner and the MAP process is to investigate all options and empower the owner to make the best decision.

MAP has completed projects for Sun Hung Kai Properties, HSBC, Hang Seng Bank and Yuan Yi and has worked as a lead consultant for Henderson Land.

MAP understands retail centres in Asia: Luxury Brand Malls, Specialist Malls, Outlet Malls and Neighbourhood Centres. It is important to define the identity of the mall, then reflect and augment the identity or the ‘Big Idea’ in all design elements.

Malls must be sustainable and, to be sustainable they must be managed. The tenant mix must be engineered carefully to provide the right retail experience (the highest rent payer is often not the best tenant for the space). At MAP, event space is recognized as a community amenity supporting the ‘Big Idea’ and continually breathing life into the centre.

Transport connections, drop off locations and connectivity to other malls and office buildings all play an important part in the design solution. Creating footfall into the centre is the first challenge, drawing the customers through the mall is the next.

Customer experience is the corner stone of a MAP retail design. MAP strategises to create a memorable first impression at arrival, giving customers confidence to explore and navigation using light, signage and landmarks.

MAP has designed and redeveloped shopping centres in China and Hong Kong working with companies such as Sino Land, MTRC and Hang Lung Real Estate.

MAP has experience in all aspects of Hotel Design - Urban Hotels, Sub-urban Resort Style Hotels and Resort Style Hotels - and enjoys the challenge of designing the next great hotel experience.

MAP works closely with the owner and the operator to satisfy both sets of criteria for the construction and operation of the facility and to gain a clear understanding of the brand requirements, the hotel theme and the targeted guest ratios (business, leisure, MICE).

MAP understands all components and design stages of a hotel: establishing the master plan, the architectural style, the interior public areas, the external grounds, food and beverage facilities, meeting spaces, back-of-house and, of course the villas, suites and rooms.

MAP has delivered projects for major hotel chains, for private property developers, and for Governments who seek master plans to boost tourism to areas. MAP Urban Hotels include the Hard Rock Hotel, City of Dreams Macau; Suburban Hotel projects include the Hilton Hotel at Yellow Mountain, China; and Resort Hotel projects include the Award Winning WuXi Double Trees, Lake Taihu.

MAP is uniquely placed in the market to design these technically challenging projects and brings an in depth understanding of all winery and distillery functions to ensure the production of world class wine and spirits.

MAP has developed master plans, architectural designs and interior designs of wineries and distilleries throughout Asia & India. Projects have included contemporary designs on Greenfield sites to the redevelopment of a distillery which dates back to the early 16th Century.

Leading brands such as Wenjun and Domaine Chandon have partnered with MAP to design corporate headquarters, production areas, visitor centres, VIP suites, and hospitality areas. MAP believes its success in this sector is due to extensive research, an international team of experts, and its combined experience across hotels, offices and infrastructure projects.

MAP’s experience working with the LVMH group has emphasized the importance of architecture and interiors that are "right for the brand". As the wine and spirit industry is hugely competitive, MAP believes brand must be reflected in the architecture, not just on the bottle.

The production of design solutions at all scales and stages of apartments buildings gives MAP a tremendous depth of experience in apartment design.

MAP has designed new apartment towers, has completed comprehensive renovations to low rise blocks, has upgraded external towers and common areas; and has provided bespoke interior designs for luxury apartments.

Value added features are presented strongly in MAP designs from swimming pools and car parking to private rooftop gardens and impressive common areas. MAP is often sought out to design Club House and common amenity areas.

MAP has won a competition for Doan Ket, a serviced apartment building in Vietnam and MAP’s 38 story luxury block, Avare, in Kuala Lumpur was awarded the CNBC Award for Residential High Rise of the Year 2008.

MAP has successfully revitalised residential developments in Hong Kong such as 56 Repulse Bay Road (53 duplex condominiums), Aqua 33 (42 luxury apartments), Kellett View Town Houses (common areas and swimming pool), and 1 Kennedy Town Praya (10 story 1960’s tenement building to luxury apartments).

MAP has completed over 70 residential projects in Hong Kong, receiving Awards for its architectural and interior designs.

The MAP portfolio consists of new buildings and renovations, including Village Houses in the New Territories, loft conversions overlooking Victoria Harbour and Private Mansions on The Peak.

When it’s a home, trust is essential. MAP rewards trust with high quality design every time. MAP takes the client through a process to analyse exactly what is needed to satisfy their aspirations. Through the process we show the client what the latest trends in planning and amenity are and empower them to make choices. We often take clients to visit our projects to allow them to experience the designs first hand.

MAP has a process of competitively tendering the work, putting the client in control of cost to see exactly where the money is being spent and enabling them to make informed decisions on value engineering.

MAP’s in depth knowledge of Hong Kong’s complex building laws and regulations ensures the approvals and development process is optimised.

MAP is an Award winning designer of tropical villas, working in some of the most exotic locations around Asia, on some of the most complex geographical sites.

MAP understands Tropical Villas now compete with luxury hotels, attracting a discerning and very wealthy clientele therefore the architecture and interiors must be visionary and world-class.

MAP works closely with clients to ensure the villa is a holiday in itself. This involves capturing views, smart use of natural light, use of local architectural styles and materials, and spacial organisation.

MAP’s approach to villas is completely different to primary residences. MAP seeks to nestle the villa into a garden settling melding into the environs, taking full advantage of nature and natural breezes, and seamlessly connecting indoors with out. MAP designs luxurious swimming pools and indoor-outdoor living areas which double as function areas for weddings and other special events.

MAP is mindful of the impact of such projects on the environment and locale and takes a low impact approach visually and physically. A range of ecologically sustainable ideas are presented for each project. MAP designs Villas to be operational through "brown outs" and long dry spells where water storage becomes critical. MAP knows how to design septic systems and storm water drainage and grey water storage to minimise impact on the environment.

MAP has planned and designed over 40 Villas on Koh Samui and Phukett in Thailand, on Hainan, China, in Vietnam and on a private island in the Philippines.

MAP has prepared master plans for provincial airports, urban rail stations, transport interchanges, sports stadiums and concert halls.

Mass Transport

MAP approaches infrastructure project design with the future in mind, allowing for growth and providing flexibility in function and form. Thorough understanding of the problem, MAP can create rapid rational design solutions and early identification of planning issues allows us to integrate all modes of transport and package them in simple bold forms with clear way finding. MAP is mindful of integrating transit facilities with residential developments, car parking, community amenities, retail facilities and transport interchanges.

Sporting Facilities

Society embraces the opportunity to improve and preserve its health and well-being as it is vital to our ability to work, learn, socialise and contribute. MAP designs sports and recreational facilities for the pursuit of wellness and athletic achievement. Integration of social and recreational uses ensures the involvement of people from all walks of life. MAP has a solid understanding of the patterns of use and the technical requirements for the successful design of these complex buildings.

Cultural Facilities

Museums, galleries, conference centres, theatres, music venues all play an important role in the development of cities, with some of these buildings becoming cultural icons of the city and country they’re in. MAP designs cultural facilities for the pursuit of artistic expression and for the enjoyment of all.

MAP has designed learning environments for private higher education institutions, high schools and primary schools.

Projects have included master plans on greenfield sites, adding new buildings to existing campuses, redeveloping schools to accommodate more students as well as enhancing existing facilities.

MAP understands that as competition for education dollar increases, educational institutions are engaging architects to design memorable modern campuses buildings and schools which are easily recognisable and add to their reputation and brand.

MAP collaborates with clients for the best project outcomes taking into account the students and faculty members, the desired learning environment and institutional traditions as well as future development plans.

MAP designs to create next generation environments to inspire learning and discovery, to create agile environments which stand the test of time, and to allow community use after hours for more sustainable use of the facilities.

MAP connects the knowledge and experience of educators with the energy and enthusiasm of students and communities. The design process fuses observation, collaboration and knowledge sharing to create healthy and aware learning environments.