HASSELL designed the new workplace for dtac, one of Thailand’s leading telecommunication providers, to accommodate 3,500 staff occupying 62,000 sqm over 20 floors. The dtac corporate philosophy of ‘play and learn’ is communicated through all their advertising and merchandising, and is also successfully reflected in the interior design of this new workplace, challenging conventional notions of arrival, meeting, concentration and relaxation spaces.To support dtac’s varied promotional activities, an extensive three-level open front-of-house the office interior linked by a new internal feature stairway provides a highly adaptable space, able to host a wide variety of client and staff events. With the office interior defined as volumes rather than by function, the rich and varied use of local timbers used for the flooring, screening and ceiling battens provide direction and framework across this activity-based workplace. The team-based environments created by HASSELL encourages dtac staff to be mobile and creative in their choice of work space; whether that is at their workpoint, within a meeting lounge or on the open terrace overlooking Bangkok’s skyline. The incorporation of a dedicated relaxation and fitness floor supplemented with indoor plants into the workplace further enhance staff amenity and promotes a healthy work environment.

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