2021 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

The Green Oasis

Entrant Company

DB&B

Category

Interior Design - Office

Client's Name

Invista

Country / Region

Philippines

When INVISTA and it’s group of companies were looking to consolidate their operations in one location in Shanghai, China, they aimed to transform the way they work - drive innovation, promote a sense of belonging and enable employee wellness.

For this 45,000 square feet, double floor space, INVISTA envisioned a space as a home to a big family. This new workspace would be fresh, vibrant and open to encourage collaboration.

A key driving force behind the overarching design concept that was inspired by nature and its inhabitants; an office dwelling within the concrete jungle of Yangpu District. Entitled ‘The Green Oasis’, the design narrative and planning principles deeply influenced the overall look and feel of the workspace that INVISTA now proudly calls ‘Home’.

One key feature of this space is the Social Hub that forms the heart of the space, where employees can meet, share, and dine as one family. Located just adjacent to the reception area, this multi-functional zone represents the very essence of connectivity. It provides a combination of social and private spaces to meet various meeting needs. Apart from cladding the space with lush greenery and warm hues, the concept of an oasis is further enhanced with maximum daylight entering the space. This sanctuary is lively, fashionable, vibrant and community-driven, enhanced by breath-taking, unobstructed window views. A myriad of lush greenery was incorporated into the space, from the central core at the Social Hub to the workspace as well as creatively applied them as vertical space dividers in the workspaces. A critical component of an oasis, indoor plants are proven to also benefit employees in encouraging both mental and physical well-being.

The interior design of the office is rapidly evolving, and they are no longer limited to the traditional monotony of the past. Companies like INVISTA are designing the workspace as a second ‘home’ to employees. Hence, they are putting great emphasis in ensuring the workspace is no longer solely for work but also a platform for them to create bonds and cultivate a sense of belonging.

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