Daimler is a global automotive company, producing premium cars and is the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles – its divisions are Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services.The Daimler MENA regional office located in Dubai encompasses the commercial vehicle businesses across 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Summertown has a long established relationship with Daimler, and has worked on several phased projects at the regional office in Dubai. The latest design and build project completed in July 2018, was to transform an existing training facility into a new canteen that seats 150 employees.
Designed in-house, Daimler requested an industrial cafe design that also paid homage to their commercial cars and vehicles. A stand out feature of the design is a glass covered car service garage pit in the floor. Stretching almost the length of the canteen, the glass pit displays Daimler’s automotive parts and accessories.
The industrial fixtures, lighting and furniture were selected to not only produce the industrial cafe design, but also to create an atmosphere to dine and collaborate in that is vastly different to their typical office workspaces. The design and installation also included functional technology to enable large presentations and meetings, kitchen preparation areas and food and buffet counters.