People-centric design

An exciting new chapter for W-B in the Middle East

Woods Bagot Dubai Studio

The Woods Bagot Dubai Studio – with teams that work across the Middle Eastern region – relocated towards the end of 2022 to a new address at One Central, Dubai.

Designed by Woods Bagot, this workspace aims to promote collaboration – with a layout that ensures vibrancy and connectivity, including flexible spaces to support multiple styles of working. This studio also embodies the WB design ethos and adopts variety of sustainability features to improve environmental performance and wellness for staff.

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Project details

Collaboration and flexible working are both key themes in the studio’s design, with a focus on creating spaces that encourage contemporary and adaptable work styles. 

Bringing people together was also at the heart of the design. This concept has been manifested in the reception through a symbolic reference to the traditional ‘Majlis’ – both as a symbol of ‘coming together’ as well as being a nod to Middle Eastern culture and craftsmanship.

The pantry and reception have been merged so that the pantry’s activities can offer liveliness to the reception, while its atmosphere elevates the sense of arrival. The design of the pantry provides space for individuals and teams, and there are two more break out and collaborative spaces – one is in the open studio and the second one is the multi-function room which can be closed and be used as boardroom, as well as a space for social activities and classes.

There is an earthy and natural, yet simple, material palette throughout. This forms a sense of closeness and warmth, while the furniture and equipment have been carefully considered to improve the quality of daily life in the studio.

This is a lively design studio and one that reflects the values of W-B. The layout and the materials selected reflect the global studio brand, whilst also having elements that speak to this unique location in the Middle East.

One Central, Dubai
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Woods Bagot Dubai Studio