Ministry of Design conceived of 3 unique environments but connected seamlessly in spirit and tempo: Space to Impress, Space to Interact and Space to Create.
Space to Impress: visitors are immediately confronted with a larger than life ‘graffiti’ style portrait of Leo Burnett, an over-3-metre high mural painted on the floor, walls, windows and ceiling of the main entry foyer. The energetic paint stokes capture both the man behind the brand as well as the creativity behind each of Leo Burnett’s work. A cool white sophisticated counter sculpture anchors the reception area with embedded multi-media screens exhibiting past work.
Space to Interact: chill-out spaces and formal meeting spaces offer a variety of ways to meet and exchange ideas. A full wall-sized projection canvas and a wheelbarrow worth of trophies dominate the chill out space, whereas the more formal meeting spaces are characterised by an air of mystery as they sit behind a muted jet black corridor. From this corridor, portholes allow peek-a-boo glimpses into the activity within.
Space to Create: a series of open planned desks unite the office into a single creative organism. The overall energetic vibe is reflected in the design of the customized plywood tables. Coloured a variety of shades, the tabletops take on a chequered and playful quality.
Hot desks for group meetings and discussions also line the perimeter of this vast open plan. Generous outdoor deck areas provide an alfresco alternative from the sun-dappled interiors. Ministry of Design has also integrated a 15m long anamorphic art feature that captures the aspirations of Leo Burnett towards every higher creative achievement.
ARCHITECT: Colin Seah of MOD, www.modonline.com
. CLIENT: Leo Burnett. LOCATION: Singapore. AREA: 1280 sq m. TEAM LEADER: Colin Seah. PROJECT TEAM: Kevin Leong, Roberto Rivera, Lolleth Alejandro, Sacharissa Kurniawan. DATE: 2009.
COPYRIGHT: MOD. PHOTOES: Edward Hendricks; CI&A Photography.
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