The first Singapore-based bank to launch in Dubai, DBS Bank’s new offices in DIFC are designed and fitted out by KPS.
The overall look is bold and contemporary, and the concept of the interior stems from their motto of Choice, Culture and Community. The main floor reflects the development team’s process – a flexible open workspace with easily movable furniture for changing team dynamics, stand-up meeting rooms for scrums or to be used as brainstorming areas. The space also consists of traditional workstations, aptly titled “Work Area”, which is more of a hot desk seating arrangement, allowing for better social integration.
Away from the busy work area, quiet corners, such as the library and collaboration pods, were created, along with writable surfaces, lockers and phone rooms, to further support any impromptu needs as well as a mobile lifestyle within the office. The overall space is planned as a series of flexible furniture and areas, which work as neighborhoods of sorts. The different communal sections allow for improved gatherings, while brightly coloured screens make them distinguishable.