The Executive Centre (TEC) at One Central Dubai has been carefully planned and executed based on the demographic of its members in the region. It is designed with one of the largest communal lounge areas in their network, allowing for open collaboration and easy interaction among colleagues. The professional culture of Dubai is highly dependent on trust gained through professional networking and relationship building, and the common area is designed with this understanding in mind.
The space can be converted easily from an exclusive member lounge to a multi-purpose event space, and in any iteration, it is intended to bring people together, giving them genuine choice about how and where they work best. The design intricacies of the centre are a thoughtful balance between standards common among all spaces in The Executive Centre network, and decidedly regional influences that make members feel truly at home. All TEC Centres are deliberately unbranded, and this is done to ensure that the members feel completely at home, and able to imprint their own identity and brand upon their workspace.
The flexible layout allows members to work from a number of spaces in a single day, according to personal preference and the environment best suited to a particular task. They can choose to work from a dedicated personal space, the café that is attended by an onsite barista, the more casual common area, or the lounge, a relaxed environment that can facilitate easy communication and quiet collaboration.
One of the most consistent design elements throughout this centre and all 125+ other Executive Centres, is Herman Miller’s Aeron Classic chair, which greatly improves posture and ultimately performance, ensuring members have all of the tools at hand to work comfortably without exception.