Design Hub International / DHI has implemented a new office project in Ukraine in April 2016: interior design and construction supervision were provided for a new Kiev office space of a world’s leading classifieds platform OLX, part of a Naspers Group. OLX 1200 m2 office in open-space format area is located in the recently opened IQ Business Center.
The office space is conditionally divided into five areas: reception, working room, meeting rooms, recreation areas and CEO office. It was сrucial for the customer to reflect the brand philosophy and values in office interior, as well as to provide the office with technical equipment allowing to track performance and dynamics of OLX online service use in a non-stop mode. In order to do this, the monitors broadcasting the actual data were placed in two business areas.
Next to each meeting room the electronic dashboards were places, in order to monitor the scheduled appointments. Three office rooms are equipped for video conferences with OLX colleagues from other countries. Meeting rooms are named after the cities where Naspers Group offices are located.
The walls and concrete columns are decorated with graphic prints depicting the basic brand ideas and approaches to the customers. For instance, a white brick wall coated with diagram performed as a stylized marker drawing depicting the benefits of mutually beneficial transactions that can be made via using the service. The use of different colors on a background of pastel sets interior dynamics and does not overload it with very bright colors.
There are few recreation areas for employees and customers in OLX office. The hanging chairs and bean bags with tables are arranged at the panoramic windows. By the way, the panoramic windows in recreation area are transformed into a projection screen on which both OLX employees and guests can watch presentations, teaching case studies or movies.
There is also a corner with hammocks and comfortable puffs, areas for playing table football or PlayStation and reading books from the library office. Nearby there is a kitchen-dining room, where employees gather for lunch and for special occasions.
The OLX company’s policy means that employees can take their children with them to the office sometimes. So one may find here a children’s area with educational games, special Lego table and table for creativity.
Architects: Design Hub International : www.dhi-architecture.com
Project: OLX Office
Chief Architect: Andrey Yatsentuk
Location: Kiev, Ukraine, IQ Business Centre
Client: OLX company, part of a Naspers group
Area: 1,100 sqm
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