The Work Project (TWP) is an award-winning co-working space operator that is revolutionising office design. Since inception in 2016, TWP have opened two premium co-working spaces in Hong Kong and Singapore, collaborating with some of the best architects, botanists, designers and thought leaders in the world.
Co-work operator The Work Project located at 6A Shenton Way, Singapore, wants to help people be ‘the best, most productive versions of themselves’. Their first co-work space in Singapore, created in collaboration with multidisciplinary design studio, HASSELL, both challenges and embodies their brand aspirations.
The design is informed by the principles of service and experience inherent in hospitality spaces but is structured around proven workplace design strategies. HASSELL co-created the space together with the founders of The Work Project, taking their singular vision to create an environment that appeals to even the most discerning knowledge worker.
“Co-working spaces are no longer just about creating a classic office environment, but are all about changing the way we feel at work and our perspective towards it,” said Paul Semple, HASSELL Principal.
A timeless monochrome aesthetic is layered over the workplace strategy ensuring an outcome adaptable to the user needs – a curated work environment that offers people everything they need to be their most productive.
A design that stimulates the senses
The design reflects the multi-sensory experience that TWP wanted to create for their members and visitors. Refined and elegant furniture and finishes are a key tenant of the design, giving a tactile, luxurious quality. It’s a fundamentally comfortable place to be, while being both polished and professional.
Working spaces that offer something for everyone
The Work Project features plenty of personalisation. HASSELL’s zoning strategy gives people a variety of spaces to choose from – from functional to atmospheric. They created a seamless hybrid of intimate relaxation spaces, large lounge areas as well as intimate quiet zones for individual work.
There are more than 20 meeting rooms, which are complemented by a range of individual desks, private work stations, executive offices and collaboration areas.
“Our mission is to develop offices that change the way people feel about coming to work, to foster a culture of sharing and exchange, and to bring the best out of every individual,” said
Junny Lee, The Work Project Founder and Managing Director.
The vibrant pantry is at the heart of TWP. It includes a fresh breakfast and lunch offer from The Providore and a full-service cafe by famous Tokyo-based Omotesando Koffee. The spaces that have been coined in the courtyard and veranda are visually connected to the street side tree canopy, maximising the natural light. In these spaces, tropical planting and lighter tones create a calm retreat from the livelier working spaces.
The Den is an area for low-key socialising, and a counterpoint to the light-bright areas. It’s a cosy, enclosed space drawing from a darker palette of shades.
Drawing on local history for a timeless look
Dark timbers, ivory tones and classic metallised finishes are punctuated by bursts of botanical accent colours. In addition, details such as the hand-painted silk wallpaper screens create a sense of place.
The Work Project brings a strong sense of tradition to its prime Singapore CBD location located within a new mixed-use development. There, this premium co-working space sits among a curated group of tenants, giving members access to a wide range of food and lifestyle offerings.