Housing up to 170 employees, this 24,000 square feet office space is adorned with a relaxing colour palette, equipped with an open social hub area to unwind and build connections while providing a myriad of spaces for work.
Seeking to create a warm and welcoming vibe for employees, this leading global quantitative asset management firm moved into their new workspace at level 36 of CapitaSpring along Market Street, Singapore.
A WARM WELCOME
To reflect the essence of their brand, the design concept for the space takes reference from their angular logo and corporate colours, and is expressed through the use of angular shapes and diagonal lines along with shades of orange, blue and purple hues in the palette. Materials such as wood and copper tone mirrors are incorporated to add warmth to the space.
The warm welcome begins with the uniquely shaped front desk. The ascending flight of stairs lends the perfect backdrop to frame the angular shaped concierge. To provide a prominent space for the sharing of corporate videos and announcements, a large display screen is embedded in the opposite wall to welcome guests and employees as they proceed through the entrance.
RECHARGE AND REJUVENATE
The main social hub welcomes employees with a fully-equipped pantry, along with a drinks chiller and abundant seating options. This area serves as the main space for meals, recreational activities and bonding sessions. Furnished with a pool table, foosball and table tennis table, employees can spend time unwinding after work, or simply step away for a mid-day break to have some fun with their co-workers.
SPACES AND COLOURS
Their back office houses numerous private meeting spaces with different configurations to suit different group sizes. These rooms are equipped with a smart room booking system, which allows employees to identify room availabilities at a glance and plan their work day accordingly.
Serving as a simple form of wayfinding, the various wings of their office are divided into three coloured zones – beige, purple and orange. These colours are vividly reflected on the pillars found near the workstations, and also on the acoustic panels used in the meeting rooms. To break the monotony, different shades of each colour are used in the selection of the acoustic panels, often giving off a gradient effect across the stretch of rooms.
Nestled at one side of their office is a library, where employees can visit for some quiet time in the focus pods, or to rest their eyes while enjoying the views of the Singapore River. Acoustic panels clad on the pillars and walls add to the overall aesthetics of the space while serving as noise control for small group discussions to take place simultaneously.
AN EMPLOYEE-CENTRIC WORKPLACE
With more employees returning to the office, they are focused on offering a workplace where employees will feel welcome and equipped with the right settings and facilities to do their best work.
Project: Leading Global Quantitative Asset Management Firm
Design Studio: DB&B
Photo Credit: Focal Collective