African Design Magazine May 2016 - Page 55

International project 9GAG Offices BUSINESS 9 GAG is dedicated to delivering humour to millions of people worldwide every day. To align with their vision, transparency, sharing, and the sense of community were the keywords for the design strategy. The over 460m² square-foot floor is curated as three major areas: 9PARK is a wide open space exclusively reserved – large enough for any activities ranging from weekly ‘Town Hall’ event and daily meetings, to lounging, camping and dog-walking. 9DESKS has islands of white open desks that are flexibly assigned to different project teams, to be shared based on daily needs. Adjustable sit-stand stations allow the employees to work with their desirable posture. The otherwise cold working environment is split up by the communal kitchen at the heart of the space. 9SHEDS are a number of enclosed meeting rooms along the edge of the desk area. These rooms are defined by distinctive dimension, mood, privacy and transparency, planned to fit different types of meetings and workshops. 55