Ahrend joins other Dutch design based companies in the recently launched Dutch Design Center, an online and offline platform to promote the best and latest of Dutch design that aims to spark unique collaborations internationally. The office is the first of a number of projects that Summertown Interiors is executing in D3. Ahrend’s new office is testament to the success of their growth in the region and will be used as a ‘base camp’ for the team’s GCC operations.
Designed by Ahrend and in keeping with its global design guidelines, Summertown Interiors was selected to work on the project due to its green credentials and 100% success rate on the delivery of LEED certified interior projects in the UAE.
Taking a process driven approach, the project’s team was able to meet the high quality expectations of the client while supporting the delivery of sustainable solutions at each stage.
In addition to rigorous sustainability standards, a key element of the project was to fit out a space which reflects the attributes of activity based working (ABW). ‘Rethinking’ the use of space is a top priority for Ahrend in order to encourage employee engagement and promote productivity in the workplace.
The end result was a flexible and open space which is geared to deliver better employee productivity, a happier workplace and reduced negative impact on the environment.