When pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim first approached DB&B, they were looking for a vibrant corporate culture that could be reflected in their office design. The team seized upon the managing director’s fascination with art and music to clad the reception lobby with piano keys and a hint of architecture from the Santiago Calatrava bridge design, against a backdrop fashioned as an art piece. Completing the Euro ambience were light timber tones, curved linear lines and blue accented lights.
The gallery walkway was a study in visual contrast. Polished black tiles stood cheek-by-jowl with blue glass inserts, while corporate visuals adorned the walls with the blue ring light adding a theatrical touch to the whole area. At the hotdesks, the lighting and computer monitors were suspended in mid-air to generate an unorthodox look and feel. The team’s ingenuity at creating open spaces resulted in a central core carved out to house the meeting, training and conference rooms, and at the same time, hide the numerous architectural columns. The team also located all enclosed offices along the windows to give the staff a breathtaking view of the city from their 15th storey office perch atop the Wisma UOA Damansara II building.
1. Light timber tones give the reception lobby an understated warmth.
2. White and blue give the office a soothing harmonising feel.
Source: Office Concept, 2010, Vol.3 No.2