DESIGNER’S COMMENTS

When designing the interior fit-out for Medco E&P Indonesia, a company involved in oil & gas exploration and production, interior design consultant Q-Space had a vision of creating an interior where all the elements including flooring, walls and furniture systems are flexible.

Having experienced rapid growth, the company needed to refit its offices to accommodate the changes in its organizational structure.

GGS was appointed as a main contractor to manage the fit-out for Medco offices and supply some of the furniture. The primary principle for the project was emphasized on ‘green’ concept. Measures taken include restricting closed offices to the central core area, reducing the need for artificial light.

The concept also require that the space be eco-friendly, incorporate generous meeting room capacity and provide a good work-life balance with breakout areas and lounges for staff to meet and socialize. The Q-Space concept emphasizes work-life balance by providing breakout areas on every level and lounges for relaxing. A common meeting floor creates an efficient use of space, as it offers more total meeting capacity than dedicated meeting rooms on each floor.

To ensure the office space is flexible, the concept also incorporated a demountable wall system for managerial rooms. Made from aluminum, this system is 100% recyclable and can easily be relocated and modified if required. Varying acoustic requirement is accommodated by this system, which features both solid walls lined with rock wool and transparent glass walls.

NEST panel workstations by VIVERE were chosen for their flexibility. The modular nature of NEST panel allows it to hold multiple workstations, embracing any kind of team configuration required in the offices. Panel heights can also be adjusted for different levels of privacy. By integrating thick and thin panels, the system is economical in the amount of space required for dividers, while still accommodating cable management needs. The system appears seamless due to smooth connection and integration of Nest’s thick and thin panels.