Bringing 2 company cultures together within a multi-faceted floor plate
With Dentsu Aegis Network’s expansion, Circa was asked to design a new space in the DAN Asia office building for the addition of their brands ‘Dentsu Media’ & ‘McGarry Bowen’.
It is the coming together of 2 cultures within an octagonal floorplate. Circa clustered together a nucleus of rooms around which to wrap the 2 teams, & also balance the multi-faceted building envelope. This provided both shared spaces to come together, & defined team areas.
The use of natural materials & the removal of the ceiling system created a richness of texture to fit a restricted budget. Acoustics for meeting spaces were solved using environmentally sensitive recycled PET board; & plywood added warmth while complying with the recycled materials request. The plywood was sourced to match with the new Formica HPL woodgrain range, to allow a practical application in the pantry space.
The older building has a concrete floor, but Circa turned that to an advantage using self levelling screed to get a light reflective surface to the shared areas.