Oliver Wyman Offices – Abu Dhabi

Roar designed an agile and adaptable workplace with warm materials, greenery, and individual work options for management consultancy Oliver Wyman's offices in Abu Dhabi.

  • Client Oliver Wyman,
  • size 5,048 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,
  • Industry Consulting / Business Services,
  • Roar embraced warm materials and a variety of work options for the Oliver Wyman offices in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    Roar was commissioned by leading management consultancy Oliver Wyman to design its new office in Abu Dhabi, and create an agile, experience driven workplace, which fosters both individuality and collectiveness.

    Responding to the company’s rapid growth in the region, Roar has imagined a versatile office environment centred around the user.

    Roar’s design offers the ability to shape the space according to specific purposes or personal preferences, enabling optimum comfort and productivity. At the heart of Roar’s concept is the ‘Staff Hub’ area that can be arranged into a variety of scenarios – from boardroom to meeting room to training room.

    The journey starts with the hospitality bar, which opens up to a boardroom that can also, in turn, expand to a broader space or ‘Staff Hub’. The latter provides an informal tiered-amphitheatre seating for town-hall style meetings. The office also includes plenty of hot-desking space, business-class focus pods, and a maternity and wellness room, alongside a children’s zone.

    Pockets of greenery infuse the interior with a sense of freshness and create a connection with nature. Rich materials, such as wood panelling, ceramic tiles and textured upholstery fabrics, bring calm and tactility to the space. A careful combination of warm, earthy tones complemented by dusty pink and sage green with dashes of striking black accents make up the colour palette.

    Roar has infused the space with its signature playfulness and introduced small moments of surprise. The coffee bar’s bold asymmetrical pattern, and the furniture’s round silhouettes seek to inspire conviviality and stimulate creativity. The fabric-clad columns surrounding the amphitheatre make an intriguing visual variation while some parts of the ceilings have been exposed to reveal an unexpected contrast

    Design: Roar
    Contractor: INC
    Photography: Yasser Ibrahim, Chris Goldstraw