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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

FLASH Entertainment New Offices in Abu Dhabi, UAE by M+N Architecture

 
November 8th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: M+N Architecture 

With the newly completed project for the new offices of FLASH Entertainment at twofour54, M+N Architecture reconfirmed its ability to work with prominent clients to develop unconventional and customized designs for the working environment.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

  • Architects: M+N Architecture 
  • Project: FLASH Entertainment New Offices
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Photography: Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography
  • Project Team: Lorenzo Zoli, Alessandra Barilaro, Giulio Asso, Marco Barazzuoli
  • Client: FLASH Entertainment
  • Consultant: M+N Architecture
  • Date of occupancy : July 2015
  • Area: 1100 sqm
  • Contractor: Life Space Interior Design

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

The challenge this time focused on creating a strong brand identity with a highly flexible space.Such request of flexibility translated into an open space of 480 sqm (about half of the total project’s area) where two “snake-like tables” (respectively 58 and 22 metres in length) move between the existing columns creating sinuous shapes.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

The two custom-made tables allow employees to sit around the same working surface and freely interact and group into teams; indeed their structures and the cable management system were conceived and designed to emphasize such freedom without restricting employees to the typical individual/modular office desk concept.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

They also create areas for informal meetings, soft seating and printout binding.The space surrounding the central open space is used for semi-enclosed and fully enclosed offices for the management, HR, accountants, IT and meeting rooms.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Great importance was given to the design of the ceiling in terms of aesthetics as well as technical performance. Lighting is fully LED and mostly custom-made to match the linear design of the two main tables in the open area and the board meeting room. Linear AC grills are strategically located in order to result almost invisible, without sacrificing on an even distribution of the air.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

All ceilings are in seamless gypsum boards, with most areas covered by perforated boards for better acoustic performance. Overall, the look of the ceiling is very neat and the lines created with the custom light fittings emphasize the geometry of the space by creating a very dynamic visual effect.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

In terms of colours, white is mostly used in order to keep the space simple and avoid chromatic confusion, together with few shades of grey; such choice also allows the colour of the parquet in natural oak to emerge and give a warm and welcoming feeling.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

The main entrance/reception area is reinvented as a space that is not just a waiting area but an interactive space where the visitors can learn and discover the history of the company, by walking through a suspended maze that showcases Flash’s memorabilia and also serves as a filter between the entrance and the operative area.

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © Giulio Asso @ Verdekiwi Photography

Image Courtesy © M+N Architecture

Image Courtesy © M+N Architecture

Image Courtesy © M+N Architecture

Image Courtesy © M+N Architecture

Image Courtesy © M+N Architecture

Image Courtesy © M+N Architecture

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