FMC Technologies – Singapore Offices

Firm
  • Client FMC Technologies,
  • size 48,000 sqft
  • Year 2014
  • Location Singapore,
  • Industry Manufacturing,
  • Kelvin & Frank Reid has designed a new office space for FMC Technologies located in Singapore.

    FMC Technologies is a global leader for the energy industry providing oil service equipment. After a competitive pitching process, Kelvin & Frank Reid has been appointed to design and build their new office of 48,000 sqft located at Creative Building, in Singapore. The overall time to complete this project, from the space planning, design conceptualisation until the construction occurred within an intense period of 15-weeks.

    To optimise the space and facilitate communication, we have designed an open-plan layout with transparent meeting rooms and numerous collaborative areas. The objective was to create an environment based on transparency and improved communication, so people can see and be seen without barriers. Numerous breakout areas and collaboration areas have been implemented across the space to encourage informal meetings and interactions amongst FMC Technologies’ employees. Touchdown points were also created as temporary workspaces for visiting staff and the frequent flyer employees.

    To reduce the overall noise due to the openness effect, we purposely segregate the space into a series of neighbourhoods and positioned the meeting rooms strategically to cluster the different departments and buffer the sound level accordingly. Located at the heart of the space, we have created two large meeting rooms of 20pax each, easily converted into one common space assigned as town hall.

    We purposely integrated a large number of greeneries and plants across the space to decrease the ambient toxins, balance the humidity level and improve the wellbeing of the staff. To complete the office space, we have injected fresh graphic design naming the different zones; as well as way-finding panels to orientate the employees in this spacious workplace. The keywords to describe the design of FMC technologies new office would be open, collaborative and flexible.

    DesignKelvin & Frank Reid
    Design Team: Frank Chen, Project Director | Carmen Marro, Chief Designer | Sharon Cheah, Interior Designer | Pan Chung Young, Project Executive
    Photography: Lucie Salou