About the project
Due to its unique location, the clients, Arabclicks desired an office interior that would allow both employees and executives to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Dubai business district. The final design, developed in partnership with Wirz Architects and executed by Swiss Bureau, translated into fluid and curvilinear spaces blending the final result with its host building, The Opus by Omniyat, a masterpiece structure designed by the late Zaha Hadid.
The design of the ArabClicks office intends to answer the complex dichotomy between dynamism and flexibility of contemporary business workflows and architectural spaces. Enclosed office spaces are placed against the facade of the building and conceived as transparent pods, combining a good level of acoustic intimacy with visual permeability.
Entering the office, we find a sculpted reception desk emerging from a wall, while opposite to that, the curved wall of the multi-purpose room guides guests towards the lounge area positioned in adjacency to the glazed facade. A circulation space connects the large open office area, with 15 hexagonal desks, to the lounge with the layout and shape of the desks fostering a dynamic multi-directional and non-linear workflow.
A ceiling made of curved timber fins runs diagonally across the entirety of the space, bending down to become a vertical screen or to wrap and hide the structural columns of the building, making them part of the composition rather than disconnected elements. An ephemeral skin of transformative elements through white plaster or warm timber creates character and ambience within the space, and also offers an abstract interpretation of the innate vibrational aspects of sand dunes.
The design features several custom furniture pieces with the wall system integrating the company logo through an array of vertical grooves in variable-thickness engraved within the wooden doors. The meeting room table also features an organic shaped base made by wooden sections with the fluid curved design of the seating system ideal for informal meetings.