Third time's a charm, as the saying goes. As Swiss Bureau unveils the last of its 'Hira Trilogy' in Dubai, this recently completed design and build project in DIP remains consistent with Hira Industries’ previous locations.
Following the core story of 'making the invisible, visible,' the design exposes the beauty of the typically unseen infrastructure of MEP, placing Hira’s raw products at the forefront of design.
Designated as Hira's main HQ, it was imperative to distinctively define this environment, infusing the fun with sophisticated elements. The two-storey office conceptualises rational and emotional reactions by ensuring the schematic design caters to the needs of its staff. Functional, efficient, and visually pleasing components together built a warm and welcoming experience, as requested by the client.
Illuminated by bespoke lighting fixtures, the main centerpiece features a unique branding opportunity. Wooden slats are meticulously arranged atop the staircase, encased between two large slats of glass, effectively creating a framed illusion.
Multi-functional environments and flexible workspaces are plentiful, taking form in integrated nooks, collaborative zones, private phone booths, coffee bar, and an executive lounge fully dressed with eclectic furnishing and foosball tables.
Keeping a sense of familiarity while adding a hint of elegance , Swiss Bureau continued an industrial loft aesthetic with a more luxurious palette of warm walnut woods, oranges, and deep blues. Rather than creating display cases as was done in prior designs, showcasing Hira products took a comparatively more subtle approach. Products are seamlessly harmonised amongst natural raw materials and highlighted within the space.
Specially manufactured duct insulations are provided by the client, and Hira's acoustic paddings are playfully installed throughout, managing the noise control needed for an open-ceiling environment.
A reflection of Hira's progression as a leading company within the HVAC, MEP, and the civil construction industry, Swiss Bureau proudly delivers a space carefully designed to a detail of sophistication and innovation.