dwp has created the interiors of Zain telecommunications headquarters in Bahrain.
The company employs 15,000 staff and has 64.7million customers.
It asked dwp to help them to relocate its HQ from Kuwait to Bahrain and design the interiors of a new 11,000m2 22-storey building in Seef to accommodate 650 staff.
The design had to respect concept guidelines by Future Brand.
“The work involved an upgrade of all existing building services and finishes: lift lobbies, lifts, kitchens and toilets, in addition, to office and client areas,” said Linda Van Der Walt, regional business development director, Middle East.
“Each floor received its own graphics, relating to its function; finance, IT etc. These graphics were designed by Future Brand, for use in the Zain corporate offices. The furniture was primarily from Vitra, with classic pieces from the Eames collection and workstations by Hayworth.”
Having won the Zain HQ project in a competitive bid, dwp was asked to provide services to several more Zain projects, including three in Africa.