The team was tasked to design the setup of the client’s premier shared service hub, the first of its kind in APAC to support the group’s regional operations. The facility is meant to accommodate a demographic of young, dynamic and culturally diverse individuals, with provision for future expansion. This led to our intent to adopt a contemporary, energetic design that could inspire both occupants and visitors, and foster a spirit of progressive collaboration. We therefore decided to go for an open office concept with unconventional, solutions-driven product choices. A mixture of soft and hard surface was applied to zone out working stations and common areas. Thanks to its organic, biophilic look, Sea Edge tile was chosen to liven up the desk space. In contrast, Color Frame’s bright and solid colorways were picked to denote various breakout rooms to energise the space while facilitating concentration.