HSBC History Wall, Kuala Lumpur


The success of the HSBC Archives Gallery inspired the roll out of a series of History Walls in their offices around the world, including at Malaysia’s international financial centre at Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) in Kuala Lumpur.

Project Details

In March 1865, HSBC opened its doors for business in Hong Kong, helping to finance trade between Europe and Asia. A local bank in Hong Kong subsequently grew into a global financial institution. Leveraging the heritage of the global company with local historical references, we designed a series of History Walls incorporating graphics, objects and audiovisual in offices from Birmingham to Tokyo.

The construction of HSBC’s new country HQ in TRX in Kuala Lumpur further cements its growth plans in Malaysia; a priority market for the HSBC Group globally, and is a strong testament of the bank’s long-term commitment to its business and customers there. Stuart Milne, Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Malaysia paid testimony to the importance of the bank’s heritage when he said, “Just as we have been part of so much of Malaysia’s economic past for the last 130 years, we are committed to continuing to help the country grow for the next century and beyond.”

A total of 5,000 employees will be able to appreciate the bank’s deep roots in the country through a major History Wall at the new head office in the 33-storey Menara IQ building.