Providing a world of difference inside consolidated spaces

Ogilvy & Mather,
Jakarta

Uniting operating units previously scattered in various spots across Jakarta into two consecutive floors in a modern 28-storey office tower, Ogilvy & Mather’s new office in the city’s central business district presents a great opportunity to open up internal communication and collaboration. M Moser was glad to be tasked with the exciting design mission.

Providing a world of difference inside consolidated spaces section
Providing a world of difference inside consolidated spaces section

Inspired by a ‘contemporary Indonesian’ line of thinking, the designers created a reception area that gave visitors and employees the sensation of “walking into a spa in Bali,” said Subramaniam. Sitting atop a low timber platform is a desk featuring a simple thick clear glass top, supported by eight discs of Indonesian timber, each being a solid section of tree trunk. 

The whole idea was to create a sharp contrast to what’s outside,” said Subramaniam. “Outside, the traffic might be really bad, and maybe it took a long time getting to work. You might be stressed out before you even get to work. But when you enter this reception, there’s a sense of calm.”

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Descending the office’s internal staircase brings one directly to its ‘café’ area.  “The café is meant to provide a whole range of different spaces where people could dine, talk and collaborate. To add another fun element, we built a slide into the staircase, so you can slide down into the café. At the bottom, you land on a green pad of astroturf,” said Subramaniam. “People can also sit on the staircase for big town-hall type meetings.”

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Echoing the theme set in the boardroom, the main work area is minimalist in character, with all staff members working from simple, open bench-type desks arranged around the outer circumference of the floor plate to receive maximum natural light. Enclosed areas, including a few individual offices, lounges and small meeting rooms, were also located against the building core.

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  • Status Completed
  • Area 28,027 sq-f
  • Completion date 2012
  • Location Jakarta
  • Photographer Jack Shea
  • Awards

    International Property Awards 2013 - Asia Pacific, Five Star

    The Perspective Awards 2012 - Certificate of Excellence

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