Space Matrix Was Established In 2001 And Has Grown Into A Diverse, Agile Technology Organization Of The 21st Century; A Consulting Agency Specialized In Organizational Architecture. They Have Established A Specific Customer Focus Which Develops And Produces Competitive, Sustainable And Workplace-Ready Solutions For The Future. Their Ongoing Goal Is Targeted At Helping To Revolutionize Product Distribution And Business Development In Both Asia And Internationally.

The Space Matrix Workplace Design And Build Model Integrates Transformational Design Strategy With Unequaled Speed, Quality, Flexibility, Cost Certainty Delivered Using Best In Class Digital Technology. The Conventional Process Of Planning And Constructing Workplaces Can Be Volatile, Combined With The High Probability Of Cost Overruns And Delays In Production And Construction. Their Streamlined Lean Approach Helps The Planners, Technical Staff And Project Managers To Work Together To Minimize The Challenge And Produce A Technically Amazing Outcome.

Here Are 15 Of Their Best Projects Which Showcase Cost Effective Design Techniques:

1. Csg International

Location: Bangalore
Size: 110,000 Sf

Csg International Is A Global Corporation Offering Tools And Facilities For The Enterprise Support Systems. They Are Honored To Support Telecom And Information Service Companies Foresee Shifts In The Industry, And Remain One Step Ahead. Csg’s Latest Office Needed To Be Avant-Garde, With A Business Dream That Stretches Well Into The Future And Approaches That Come Near Behind.

Their New Office Provides An Environment For Their Staff And Can Further Inspire And Reinforce The Brand Values Of Their Business. The Style Is Imaginative In The Use Of Different Shapes And Textures, And Includes Bio Philia Components. Their Activity-Based Job And Teamwork Areas Provide A Range Of Various Environments For Their Employees To Accommodate For The Physical And Emotional Health Of An Employee.

 

2. Changi Airport Group

Location: Singapore
Size:  9,000 Sf

Changi Airport Singapore Is A World-Class Business Leader And The Founder And Developer Of The World-Class Aviation Center, Changi Airport Singapore. They Were Searching For A New Location To Rehouse Their Previously Put Technical Staff In The Basement, To Further Align Them With The Other Departments And To Build A More Competitive Working Atmosphere.

Cag Has A Really Good Reputation And Is Roaming All About Their Headquarters. Colors And Visuals Are An Essential Tool For Expressing This And Establishing A Clear Cultural Identification For Their Squad. Furthermore, Privacy Is Essential To Cag, With Strong Differentiation Of Public Areas And Differentiation Of Private Workspaces. The Greatest Obstacle For The Design Team Was Recognizing The Different Desires And Articulating The Client’s Dream Through Design.

3. Garage Society 

Location:  Hong Kong
Size: 14,000 Sf / 1,300 Sqm

Garage Society First Started Activities In 2014. This Room Provider Co-Working Offers World-Class Facilities And Full-Scope Resources To Help Their Members Develop Their Business. They Also Deliver A Culture That Embraces The Environment For Startups. They Have Also Opened Two More New Locations In Sheung Wan And Wan Chai To Extend Their Increasing Network In Hong Kong, In Addition To Their Current Two Facilities.

The Bulk Of The Furniture Is On Wheels To Build A More Versatile And Usable Atmosphere, So Each Room Can Quickly Be Re-Configured For Various Styles Of Discussions, Meetings So Activities. That Makes This Room Remarkable Is The General Architecture And Layout Preparation Of This Co-Working Community, Providing An In-House Cafe, An Outdoor Terrace, And Many Styles Of Work Environments In One Area.

 

4. Coca-Cola Company 

Location:  Singapore
Size: 12,000 Sf

The Coca-Cola Group, The Complete Soda Group, Relocated To A More Central Position In Singapore With A Fantastic View Of Keppel Bay From Their Former Offices In Tuas. This Office And Its Asia Pacific Sector Divisions Represent Both Their North American Industries. This Initiative Has Been Under Way For Almost 3 Years. The Company Has Increased The Office Space Twice Since Moving Into The Building In 2016 To Include Conference Spaces, A Town Hall Location, More Meeting Rooms And More Workstations To Fit Their Increasing Headcount.

As This Project Was Being Constructed In Stages As Coca-Cola Grew To Take Up More Office Space, The Planners Needed To Work Out How To Attach The Extension Units To The Main Unit Without Disrupting The User Interface And Flowing Through Space. One Of The Instructions The Client Provided To The Designers Was That “You Need To Know That They Are Coca-Cola Before You Reach Their Offices,” Simultaneously, Not To Clutter The Room With An Easy Preference Of Color, Red.

5. Cisco Systems

Location: Singapore
Size: 120,000 Sf

In 2012, Cisco’s Singapore Office Made Headlines When The Organization Launched A 100 Per Cent Virtual Office When Part Of The Global Workforce Standards. The Architecture Brief Called For A Work Climate That Would Make The Extra Drive Enjoyable By Consolidating Three Of Their Main Offices And Heading Further From The Central Business District. This Office’s Forward-Looking Architecture Has Helped Cisco Set Modern Expectations And Helped Them Recruit Employees For The Next Decade. The Architecture Integrated Cisco’s Technologies Effortlessly And Fully Allowed Their Employees To Communicate Remotely, Reinforcing Their Commitment To Build A Virtual Workforce.

 

6. Vanke

Location: Shanghai
Size: 4,200 Sqm | 45,208 Sf

Vanke Is A Renowned Chinese Property Developer Whose Goal Is To Build The Best Co-Working Spaces In China. The Newest Partnership Is Their Flagship “Co-Creative” Hub In Shanghai’s Zhang Jiang Neighborhood. The Total Size Of The Project Is 4,200 Sqm (45,208 Sf) Which Spans Two Floors. The Co-Working Room, A Popular Activities Area, Library And High-Tech Show Area Are Primary Functions Of This Facility.

The Architectural Goal Was Building An Experiential Environment To Be Utilized, Motivated And Played In By Its Participants.

The Concept Revolves Around An Immersive Focus On Information And Entertainment That Is Embodied In Enjoyable Elements Like Staircase Seating, A Lively Library And Numerous Group Spaces Etc. The Internal Work Environments Are Regularly Paired With Informal Meeting Places And Indoor Working Areas. The Room Also Provides A Comfortable Functioning Café Area For Commercial-Hoc Meetings And A Large Meeting Venue For Events Such As Conferences And Promotions Of Products.

7. Linkedin

Location: Bangalore
Size: 240,000 Sf

The Bangalore Office Of Linkedin Is Built To Have Plenty Of Facilities With An Interactive Atmosphere That Give An Employee A Healthy Work-Life Experience. The Vibrant & Diverse Style Shifted Staff From One Specific Physical Perspective To Another, While A Shared Concept Theme That Reinforces The Corporate Name And Ethos Of Linkedin Is Linked Together.

8. Eaton Club

Location: Hong Kong
Size: 12,000 Sf

Space Matrix Was Engaged By Eaton Club, A Local Fintech Center, And Social Service Group To Develop A Combination Between The Lounge And Co-Working Room Of A Private Participant. Located In The Heart Of Central, Hong Kong, Eaton Club Is A Leisure-Workspace Of 12,000 Sf, Targeted At Attracting A Market Wanting A Well-Designed Workplace In Style That Can Deliver A Tailor-Made Experience. This Innovative Room Was Built To Accommodate For Both Work And Life And To Promote Partnerships And Connections.

 

9. Prudential

Location: Singapore
Size: 76,000 Sf 

Prudential Assurance Firm, One Of Singapore’s Biggest Life Insurance Firms, Decided To Retrofit Its Singapore Office. Their Aim For The New Workplace Was To Infuse Their Company Ideals Into Building A Ground-Breaking Tech-Enabled Workplace That Will Continually Provide Staff, Clients And Distributors With Innovative Resources And Experiences. The Organization Also Worked With Space Matrix To Create A Framework That Will Integrate These Principles Into The Project And Accomplish Strategic Goals For The Product.

Their New Space Has More Meeting Spaces, Comfort Zones And An Esthetically Appealing Design That Encapsulates Their Brand Standards And Provides An Inspiring Experience For Workers To Travel To. The Concept Was To Create An Accessible, Nature-Inspired Office Environment, Which Facilitated On – The-Go Collaboration.

 1o. Uber

Location: Singapore
Size: 55,000 Sf

Uber, A Major Development Firm In The Logistics Sector, Recently Signed A Lease On Two Floors Of Guoco Tower For A 55,000 Square Foot Office Facility, Double The Size Of Their Present Workplace. They Agreed That They Needed To Concentrate On The User Experience With Their New Room While Balancing It With The Entrepreneurial Ideals Of The Business. The Designers Used Their New Room To Tackle The Broader Challenges Of Commitment, Morale And Community Among The Workers. This Initiative Is A Rare Combination Of Activity-Based Employment And Allocated Seating, Where Staff Will Move Through A Six-Month Cycle Of Different Seats.

Sit-Stand Workstation Tables, 3 M Writable Wall Surfaces, Bookable Conference Rooms Called By The Workers Are All Steps Introduced By Uber To Better Engage Employees And Add A Sense Of Ownership.

11. Microsoft 

Location: Taipei
Size: 75,000 Sf 

When Microsoft Transcended Into Their New Generation Of Innovative Products, Such As The Surface Pro, They Wanted An Office That Encapsulated Their New Design Thinking Which Would Humanize Technology And Innovation. We Were Collaborating With The Microsoft Team To Catch The Dream For Their Office In Taipei. Their Recent Office Concept Shows How Their Technologies Could Improve The Human Experience.

12. Li & Fung

Location: Singapore
Size: 22,000 Sf 

Li & Fung Is A Global Supply Chain Manager Primarily For American And Eu Brands, Department Stores, Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Catalog-Led Businesses, And E-Commerce Sites. Li & Fung Acknowledges That Being Able To Respond Quickly To An Ever-Changing Market Makes Them A Leader In The Industry. Therefore The Brief For Their New Office Was To Create A Workplace That Would Provide The Tools And Work Environment That Would Allow Their Employees To Continue This Tradition For Generations To Come. They Worked With Space Matrix To Implement Their New Guidelines For The Global Workplace, Which They Call The Wow Project.

The Design Team Wanted To Give Li & Fung A Tailor-Made Solution That Would Give Them The Flexibility To Meet Their Ever-Changing Market Demands. The Desks Are All Mobile, And Can Be Repositioned And Moved Quickly. The Team Delivered A Visually Striking Design Playing On Geometry That Is Representative Of The Brand And Created Spaces That Also Evoke Curiosity And Stimulate Movement To Spark Informal Meetings And Collaboration.

13. Airbnb 

Location: Gurgaon
Size: 7,369 Sf 

Airbnb Is A Community Where People From All Over The World Can List, Explore And Book Accommodation. The Company, Based In San Francisco, Has More Than Four Million Lodging Listings And Is Present In Over 65,000 Cities And 191 Countries. The Brand Embodies Innovation In The Hospitality Industry, And Fun And Adventure In Its Culture Of Work. Their Places Of Work Are A Reflection Of Those Qualities.

An Industrial Warehouse Was The Selected Location For The New Global Airbnb Facility In Gurgaon, India. They Wanted To Retain The Warehouse’s Industrial Look And Feel, While Assimilating The Values And Philosophy Of The Company Into The Space. Space Matrix Design Partners Successfully Transformed This Warehouse Into An Innovative Workspace Using Airbnb’s Core Identity And The “Belong Anywhere” Brand Philosophy.

 

14. 1880 

Location: Singapore
Size: 20,000 Sf

1880 Appointed Space Matrix, Under The Design Direction Of Timothy Oulton, To Bring To Life Their Vision Of Their Much Anticipated Member Club In Singapore. In Building Collaborative And Creative Communities, This Partnership Brought Together Three Dynamic Companies That Recognize The Growing Importance Of Space And Design. 1880 Is The Third Floor Of [email protected] Quay, The City’s Latest Waterfront Lifestyle Destination, Located In The Eponymous Enclave Along The Singapore River. Co-Working Space, Members ‘Lounge, Dining Room, Spa, Grooming Facilities, Café, Bar, Cinema And Library Are Part Of This 20,000 Sf Premise.

 

15. Ascendas

Location: Bangalore
Size: 35,000 Sf 

Ascendas-Singbridge Group Is Asia’s Leading Supplier Of Sustainable Solutions For Urban And Business Space.

Space Matrix Has Been Engaged To Help Them Design A New Flexible Workplace Facility Where The Touch Of ‘Boutique And Hospitality’ Has Stood Out As The Differentiating Factor With The Welcoming Warmth That A Co-Working Space Desires.

Author

Paushali Raha is an architect with the writer bug. Her love for history and literature has helped her understand the true amalgamation of storytelling and architecture. Amidst the chaos of varied vocations, she hopes to promote social architecture through practice and words.

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