About the project
Coca-Cola asked Planning Interiors to design their new regional office for Central, East and West Africa. The office was to be state of the art with high levels of technology and audio visual equipment, but at the same time was to have authentic design elements reflecting the different areas of the African continent that formed the work of this office. This was achieved with an vibrant artworks and accessories scheme that featured various Kenyan artists.
The main reception features subtle design elements that capture the classic Coca-Cola brand with local design elements, which was achieved in some of the light fittings and other decorative elements.
The office was to be entirely open plan with no private offices. Unassigned sit/stand workstations were provided throughout, and lockers used to store personal belongings.
A wide variety of focus spaces including pods, huddle rooms, meeting rooms of various sizes and a library were provided for. Bold African prints were used as fabrics in breakout spaces, which worked as a divider between workstation clusters.
High levels of acoustic privacy were achieved by double glazed partitions, carpet tiles and suspended acoustic ceiling panels from OWA’s Sinfonia range. Fun features like work-cycle bikes were positioned in some meeting rooms allowing the user to work and cycle at the same time – in keeping with Coca-Cola’s commitment towards health and well-being.