TransferWise Offices – Singapore

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  • Client TransferWise,
  • size 7,220 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Singapore,
  • Industry Financial / Investments, Technology,
  • Studio Of Design and Paperspace were engaged by TransferWise, an international money transfer service, to design their new offices located in Singapore.

    TransferWise office in Singapore. The newly opened fintech hub in Asia provides “borderless banking” which presents a convenient solution to common challenges of banking internationally.

    TransferWise has a rapidly growing workforce with up to 800 employees across Estonia, London, New York and now Singapore, thus representing it’s thrust for business without borders.

    The lead designer, Ohm Chongthanatrakol, uses the business without borders concept to create a physical design and space planning. An example of this is the reception feature wall where he uses the Asian old style of ventilation blocks. The layout plan has sharing spaces and an open discussion area which echoes the shared eating culture in Singapore.

    The idea of sharing culture incidentally matched the trend of workplace planning for TransferWise. They wanted to have informal meeting spaces to empower people to exchange ideas, collaborate, co-create and transfer knowledge across a connected social neighborhood. This is evident in the designs of the new office which was recently opened by founder, Taavet Hinrikus.

    Ohm encapsulates the whole design idea of integrating a local feel into the international design set up in a thought saying “Think global, act local.”

    DesignerStudio Of Design, Paperspace
    Design Team: Ohm Chongthanatrakol, Shawn Quek
    PhotographyOwen Raggett