Office culture isn’t what it used to be – “workspace” and “place of work” have become somewhat indistinguishable.
Following on from our post on hot office design trends, we acknowledge that today’s companies need to rely on critical components such as flexibility and agility to increase growth and stay on top of their game.
The big prominent players – Google, Xero, Airbnb – already know this, and they are leading the revolution, redefining what an office can be.
Technology is combined with creativity to transform workspaces into smart, spaces where workers want to be. When grey walls and drab cubicles are swapped for interesting, inspiring, designed offices, productivity is boosted, and staff morale improved.
Whether you are thinking about a complete office overhaul or a quick office refit, check out some of the best office fitouts from around the world for a little inspiration.
Citibank Singapore: Banking Conservatory
Photo is by KHOOGJ
Dezeen selects Citibank Singapore by Ministry of Design as an office space to praise.
This wealth management centre consists of offices and meeting rooms, is a lush, flourishing, tropical oasis with garden pods used as an alternative to traditional meeting rooms.
The ultimate in Biophilic design.
Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle: Timber Curves
Photo is by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
The Mercedes-Benz Lifestyle office in Brisbane is mixture of workplace, hospitality and wellbeing with a full car showroom as well as spaces carved up for individual office tenancies, coworking and lounging.
Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, workplace and wellbeing are blended into an enormous display of warm & tactile, curved timber finishes.
The expansive floorplan is divided up into smaller multi-function spaces, lounges, and offices and through formwork and joinery you get the feeling of streets running through the building.
BARK: Humans & Dogs
BARK creates dog toys and treats. Their unique workspace in Columbus Ohio is designed for people and puppies to thrive together and with a growing trend for dog friendly workplaces, BARK shows how this can be pushed to the max.
The project led by architecture firm NBBJ, is an innovative workspace with bunkbed-style seating nooks and indoor play areas that takes dogs and their owners into consideration.
Google: Re-imagining the Office
An article on “Amazing Office Fitout Designs from Around the World’ would not be complete without including a Google office fitout. After all, they are the company known for ground-breaking office design.
Co-founder of Google, Larry Page, has always firmly believed that a comfortable workspace is conducive to productivity, using design to bring workplace culture to life.
Post pandemic, this is Google’s latest HQ design, breaking new ground for sustainability while defying the typical office aesthetic.
This is Google’s Bay View campus by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Heatherwick Studios.
It is comprised of three buildings, spanning 1.1 million square feet of space at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley and is designed with ideas of innovation, nature, and community in mind. Google aims to operate entirely on carbon-free energy for 24 hours a day, seven days a week by 2030.
It looks more like an airport terminal than an office!
Whether you want your workplace to just look & function better or you are planning a major fit-out, get in touch with Liteco Projects to find out how we can help you create the perfect working environment.