The Perspective Awards 2011 announced the winners in a gala awards ceremony recently, at The Mira Hotel, Hong Kong, recognising outstanding architecture, interiors and product design projects, firms and designers.
dwp | design worldwide partnership won Best Office category for the SCB HQ offices and training centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
“On behalf of our team at dwp, I am delighted at winning this award. We truly appreciate being recognised for our work, by the Perspective Awards 2011 esteemed judging panel,” said Brenton Mauriello CEO, dwp group.
“dwp designed the new 20,000m2 corporate offices and training centre of SCB – the largest and oldest bank in Thailand.”
The building SCB moved into was a classic 1970s design, with hexagonal floorplates and dwp had to soften the edges in all areas around the core, to generate more fluid spaces.
It worked on the architectural design detail throughout the project, including the areas for break-out meetings.
Each floor has dual break-out areas surrounding the core structure, designed to be open and directly connected to the equally open working environment.
The glass edges are curved and banquet seating was created to fit around the sides. In addition, the installed vertical garden gives staff visual camouflage and adds character to the generic floorplate.