Asia & The Gulf Commercial Design Trends Asia Commercial Design Vol. 30/9

16\r\n\r\nCONTENTS\r\n30\r\n8\r\n\r\nWORKPLACE\r\nCharter Hall, Sydney An open, transparent office with a floating glass box meeting\r\nroom and elevated deck reinforces the huge cultural change that has transformed this\r\nworkplace 10\r\nDNV GL Technology Centre, Singapore When a global giant in risk management\r\nbrings together various business arms at one address, the interiors are likely to foster\r\nengagement all round 16\r\nKimberly-Clark, Chicago This contemporary fit-out of the penthouse floors of an\r\niconic Art Deco building has created the perfect home for a corporate team specialising\r\nin social media research 24\r\nDentsu Aegis Network, NetApp and Pacnet, Singapore Designed and built\r\nby interior design firm D’Perception, these projects reflect a close understanding of\r\nworkplace efficiency and offer a ‘wow’ factor at the same time 30\r\nGolden Agri Resources and Golden Stena Weco, Singapore These interiors\r\nprojects optimise company promotion and business efficiency through striking\r\naesthetics – designed and delivered by One Stop Creative 38\r\n\r\n56\r\nCover\r\n\r\nWith its 31 stacked blocks arranged in a hexagonal pattern,\r\nThe Interlace creates a new form of vertical village. These\r\nbuildings enclose large courtyards that provide a wealth\r\nof recreational facilities. The project was developed by\r\nCapitaLand Singapore, and designed by architect Ole\r\nScheeren working for OMA. Read more on pages 64-71.\r\n\r\nCity Serviced Offices, Singapore These office environments offer the benefits of\r\nstandardised design but respond also to individual needs – the spaces are by One\r\nStop Creative 40\r\nOffice Renaissance Property markets were fairly resilient during the GFC, with most\r\nrebounding within a short period – Leslie Chua, executive director Asia, IPD 42\r\n\r\n46\r\n\r\nEDUCATION\r\nMIT Manukau Campus, Auckland This tertiary campus straddles a railway line,\r\nseamlessly linking a new business school with a transport interchange 48\r\nTyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW Creating a new technologies building\r\ngave this university an ideal opportunity to walk the talk for sustainable design 56\r\n\r\n64\r\n\r\nAPARTMENTS\r\nThe Interlace, Singapore With its hexagonal matrix of interlocking building blocks,\r\nthis residential development weaves a new sense of collective engagement 66\r\nEliza, Sydney While the sandstone exterior of this new apartment building fits within\r\nthe historical context of the inner-city streetscape, the building methodology and\r\narchitecture is pure 21st century 72\r\n\r\n78\r\n\r\nPROJECT PORTFOLIO\r\nGrant Thornton House Podium, Wellington Boasting a contemporary profile and\r\ntransparent, engaging aesthetic, this prominent building has been given a facelift, and\r\nnow opens up to shoppers at street level 80\r\n\r\n86\r\n\r\nINDEX\r\n\r\n