Anaplan’s new Singapore office is designed to enable greater connectivity and collaboration between their global workforce.
Companies around the world are optimising revenue, liquidity, supply-chains, and workforces using Anaplan’s cloud-based software. In deepening their footprint in Asia, Unispace partnered with Anaplan’s concept architect and project team in San Francisco to refurbish and transform their Singapore office.
Anaplan needed a partner with local knowledge and flexibility that they could trust, and Unispace’s integrated end-to-end workplace design strategy was the ideal framework to successfully meet their needs. As Anaplan’s local project partner, Unispace supported the delivery and translation of the design concept, as well as design development and documentation, which included budgeting for trade market rates and determining regional compliance requirements.
The new Singapore workplace saw the business double its floor plate, with the space reconfigured to include a client-facing and social zone, paired with a refreshed open plan setting. In creating an area fit for socialisation and interaction, Unispace incorporated the use of long wooden high tables to evoke a more relaxed and open environment, where people could feel at ease when communicating with one another.
Anaplan’s global design standards were also a key consideration in the refurbishment approach, as the company wanted to retain their brand identity and showcase their innovative culture. With that in mind, Unispace aligned the Singapore office’s design with the colour schemes and fabric textiles used in their global offices. The kitchen area of the office was also purposefully called the ‘Barn’ – a design standard adhered across Anaplan’s workplaces around the world – which makes reference to the company’s founding in a barn in California.
The project was undertaken in two stages within a semi-operational environment. Unispace ensured careful planning, staging and programming of the works in order to minimise any disruptions to Anaplan’s daily operations, and it was ultimately delivered on time within a 14-week program.
Unispace’s expertise in project management, paired with their flexibility and extensive offerings ensured the outcome was the perfect balance between the global design standards and local requirements for Singapore.
Design Studio: Unispace
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