WeWork is a global commercial real estate company founded in 2010, providing innovative workspaces for startups & other enterprises. WeWork tasked Direct Tiling Group to construct an office space that reflected their current offices whilst establishing a unique sense of identity within its vibrant location. To begin with, this was a shell property providing Direct Tiling Group a blank canvas to design a stylish & contemporary office space.
Alongside WeWork we hosted design workshops to develop visualized design concepts & grasp a deepened understanding of the WeWork brand, enabling our team to construct a unique, bespoke & modern design that placed the WeWork brand identity at its core. The office design drew on the rich history of the surrounding area & postmodern concepts of interior design that allowed Direct Tiling Group to craft an agile co-working space which extended past the boundaries of traditional workplace design.
The concept behind WeWork is to develop a platform that enables creatives an office space which elicits inspiration. Aligned with this, the overall design of the WeWork office capitalizes on concepts of art & creativity. This is clear from the entrance of a concrete spiral staircase which becomes the center of the office space, which upon glancing up, the ceiling’s central atrium which is exposed & effectively resembles art on the ceiling. Similarly, the exposed maze of pipes & ductwork are carefully coordinated to create a dramatic & raw effect.
The transformed space is an agile, unique & inspiring office which is formulated by a mixture of shared & private workspaces, providing for distinct interior design. The office space is complete with bespoke & quirky furniture, including leather sofas, rugs, throw pillows & wooden chairs and tables. The 12,000 sqm co-working space also features several breakout spaces within the open-plan design including stylish kitchen facilities, lounges and social areas, making WeWork‘s office a contemporary, stylish & flexible design which leads the way of breaking boundaries in terms of the way co-working offices are designed.