Scott Brownrigg’s Interiors team have completed the fit-out of community developer ROSHN Real Estate’s new 5460 sq m headquarters in Saudi Arabia. Supporting ROSHN’s commitment to increase Saudi Arabian home ownership and enhance economic growth, the headquarters is located in Riyadh, the first of nine locations identified for the development of modern, aspirational and integrated communities across Saudi Arabia.
The brief was for an innovative, people-centric working environment that reflects the identity, social values, and location of the fast growing and leading community developer. To create a space where employees feel empowered to strive for success, and have the opportunity to create, collaborate, and develop. Scott Brownrigg’s Design Strategy Unit (DSU) therefore conducted a series of staff engagement sessions, from departmental interviews and workshops, to a bespoke workstyle profiler in order to gain an in-depth understanding of individual and collective requirements for the new workspace.
The overall design concept offers a contemporary take on traditional Saudi Arabian design and craftsmanship. A considered internal layout with a range of work settings distributed across multiple floors provides employees with choice, flexibility and ownership in how and where they work; a space that embodies the values of ROSHN. A new multi-purpose reception includes spaces for informal meetings and collaboration; an innovation area to display current projects and host new project launches and functions. On floors above, individual pods and enclosed booths allow for undisturbed focus while open plan deskwork spaces encourage informal exchange, and maximise natural light and views. A café located at the top of the building is a flexible sub-divisible social space, used by staff for presentations, wellness events, or simply to pause and take in the impressive views over the city.
“We worked closely with ROSHN’s team to integrate their new company culture and brand identity into the design. Visually inspired by the local context, the space plan promotes innovation and co-creation. Traditional vernacular materials such as limestone, stone and wood, create a harmonised working environment. Terracotta colours define the central core while wood provides texture and pattern definition throughout”
Creating a high-quality space for partners and clients to positively engage and interact, the new headquarters demonstrates a commitment to the people they work with, and to future communities across the Kingdom. In 2021, ROSHN was named by ‘Best Places to Work’ as one of Saudi’s top ten employers and recognised as a national leader in employee engagement.
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