About the project
Roar was commissioned by leading management consultancy Oliver Wyman to design its new office in Abu Dhabi, and create an agile, experience driven workplace, which fosters both individuality and collectiveness. Responding to the company’s rapid growth in the region, Roar has imagined a versatile office environment centred around the user. Pallavi Dean, Founder and Creative Director of Roar, explains: “Flexibility and adaptability sit at the core of the project. We wanted to create a space that stays relevant over the coming years, and that can easily adjust to the employees’ evolving needs.” Roar’s design offers the ability to shape the space according to specific purposes or
personal preferences, enabling optimum comfort and productivity. At the heart of Roar’s concept is the ‘Staff Hub’ area that can be arranged into a variety of scenarios – from boardroom to meeting room to training room.
The journey starts with the hospitality bar, which opens up to a boardroom that can also, in turn, expand to a broader space or ‘Staff Hub’. The latter provides an informal tiered- amphitheater seating for town-hall style meetings. The office also includes plenty of hot – desking space, business-class focus pods, and a maternity and wellness room, alongside a children’s zone.