Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Feb/Mar 2018 - Page 80

their surroundings, provides them with a positive and effective working day. As Maersk shares the office space with various smaller entities, the brief for branding was to be sensitive to all stakeholders, but to remain within the Maersk guidelines. Using various material elements throughout both floors creates a fresh, comfortable and well utilised working environment which fit the client’s brief as well as the International Maersk Standard. The Maersk workplace design guideline is to ensure light, bright, open and modern office interiors of a decent quality and carefully constructed design of good standard materials with attention to detail. The use of 80 natural materials, colours and fresh look at wall graphics was encouraged. The look and feel of the office interior reflects the Maersk brand and also supports the company’s core business and portrays the values that Maersk strives to share in a corporate environment on a day-to-day basis. This use of timber tile floors and oak veneer finishes as well as comfortable carpet colours was used throughout the space to ensure that the office environment was not left dark and cold. The materials in the office spaces had to be carefully selected to accommodate and cater for the growing number of staff of nearly 200 people on both the 8th and 9th floors. Maersk