Praxis Corporate Head Office, Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay
The Education management company’s corporate office is situated in the Oberoi Hotel Commercial Tower, Business Bay. The shell and core office was transformed to a minimal working place with visible industrial elements.
The client asked our design team to design and detail the office space including decoration works, joinery works, materials and finishing selection, and civil and MEP works through to final design for the following areas:
- Reception with seating area
- Conference room
- 2 CEO offices
- Finance manager office
- 2 visiting director offices
- Back office support stuff
- Dry pantry
- IT server room
- Office manager office
Design intent focused on implementing an industrial style, mixing raw unfinished details with minimal charm throughout the office.The focal point of the interior is an open plan workspace with light partitions to divide the space and keep it functional. Natural materials including concrete and authentic wooden beams are emphasised.
As the working space is not only the place for the workers, but also the point of meeting with the clients, it had to be something fresh and eye-catching. The Elemento team had a clear vision of transforming this place to a minimal industrial office while at the same time making a bold statement. As a result, the team proposed an interior with matching materials such as rough oak wood inserts in the walls, plain flooring, modern furniture, custom-designed concrete reception desk, and gray open ceilings with modern lights. Wooden inserts were merged with white walls to achieve a contemporary industrial appearance. Wood wall slabs provide a smooth clean surface and is pleasant to view. Concrete is a very flexible material as it can be adapted to different styles, colours and textures thus the combination of the wooden slab feature wall with raw concrete reception desk was a perfect choice for a modern industrial look.
Interior Design, Fit Out & Furnishing
Our staff feedback post office completion has been ecstatically positive. Employees simply ‘love their office and environment’ and think of it as their ‘second home’. We receive almost daily compliments from visitors and customers who feel comfortable and welcomed in our office environment, with some even reporting ‘they don’t want to leave’. Overall, we are extremely happy with Elemento’s design and their professionalism and quality in delivery. Many thanks Elemento! Amal Saqer, Office Manager, Praxis Education.
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