When Softcom asked Micdee to create its new HQ, an opportunity presented itself; one that promised an avenue to birth an office model that communicated the value system of one of Nigeria's fastest growing tech firms. Softcom envisioned a new HQ that would speak to its people and clients alike and our goal was to create an innovative work environment that stimulated excellent output from her team and communicates its commitment to consistently offering expansive values to organizations.
SCOPE OF PROJECT
- Brand Environment Design
- Design and Build
- Michael Awonowo
Timelessness and Architecture
Our design team saw value in the building's envelope possessing a timeless feature; akin to an artist's blank canvas that offers the surrounding landscape and beaming interiors opportunity to flourish; hence the use of neutral hues and textured finishes. The almost predictable nature of the facade echoes a calming mental simulation that resonates with the lush greenery that adorns the compound. It also inspires an open embrace that will always welcome Softcom's staff and visitors to Eko Novo.
Evoking productivity and communal engagements
Studies have shown that one of the most significant factors for efficiency is the immediate environment. This is facilitated by the design of effective workspaces that not only take into consideration the occupants of a space but also the expectations of the space. Having evaluated the nature of work that takes place at Softcom, we designed an office space suited to their culture; promoting collaborations and communalism in their work spaces. Using grounded principles on lighting, ergonomics and colour psychology, we created an office space unique to Softcom and one its people and clients can relate to.
Micdee Team: Michael Awonowo, Mojisola Ajayi, Affia Ido, Anthonia Joseph, Oladapo Mustapha, Tobi Oyelola
Area: 1768 sqm
Project Year: 2019