About the project
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with more than 80,000 employees in more than 70 countries. In preparation for a return to work post -pandemic, they reduced their real estate, with the goal of creating a more agile workplace for their 150 members and moved to the One Central Building in Dubai.
Haworth hosted several workshops with their client resulted in the design of a variety of work applications: assigned desks for their trading teams and many touchdown and collaboration areas for the rest of their team. In collaboration with the Shell Real Estate and Projects team, and in partnership with the design team from Gensler.
Following Shell WorkWell fit out concept, the traders’ workspaces offer height adjustable desks that encourage people to change postures throughout the day. Dual monitors reduce eye strain. The workstations are complemented by acoustic partition screens for added comfort and privacy.
Expansive windows allow natural light to fill the entire office, giving workers a mood boosting connection to the outdoors.
Many touchdown and collaboration areas are offered to the teams to foster interaction and movement. Space divisions either with lounge furniture or biophilia create visual anchors. A lot of natural light coupled with a variety of work application options and sensible use of colors results in an enjoyable space to work in.