With Regus Spice, the client wanted to create a dynamic workplace aiming to unite Penang's business crowd. This fourth project of Regus in Penang is located at Level 3 of SPICE Arena, Bayan Baru and within Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone that is one of the preferred retail / shopping destinations for working professionals, families, visitors and MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, exhibition).
With a total area of over 27 acres, SPICE Arena has state-of-the-art infrastructure equipped with indoor stadium, office space, multi-story parking and aquatic centre facilities. We were asked to refurbish the 3rd level of building with area of 1200 sqm that take a shape of arch. The challenge was to hold stories of Penang Island's colorful nature and bring a fresh, clean, playful and comfortable atmosphere.
As a response, D&P designed proposed three elements that together form the base providing continuity throughout the entire space: a parquet pattern floor made of standard wooden profiles, the pictures of Penang's nature hangs on the wall, and the textile furniture of 3 pure colors green blue and yellow inspired by Penang Island's summer beach.
The brief included a series of different working environments, from the open spaces including the reception and communal work tables in the middle of the bow-shaped area, to more secluded glass meeting room and private office rooms dedicated for one person or a team of co-workers in the two sides of this area. The balcony was transformed to the workplace area with the outdoors furniture.
The co-working space was naturally divided without using free-standing walls to maximize the natural lighting through the space. A white tree shaped column was designed for the division between the reception area and the co-working area. In addition to the overall interior design, D&P team used the contemporary style, simple and flexible furniture as the carpets from Interface, the pendant lightings from Fontana Arte and Brokis, and a series of solid tables, chairs, sofas and storage units from Hay, Viccarbe, Urban Edge, Sunperry, Matiere Grise, Elmod.