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Spaces We Love: Booking.com’s New Singapore Office

Images via hypebeast.com.

By Star Hughes-Gorup

Booking.com’s new Singapore office space is a contemporary garden in the sky – with bright, white, open ceilings, artificial turf flooring, and a living wall. The open ceiling is a key design element. Painted white to brighten the space, with illuminating hanging lights, the ceiling, in a sense, opens the space up to the sky. It’s clean, vibrant, and contemporary.

The artificial turf is a very unique addition – as it is rarely used on the interior of an office – but helps to bring the outdoors in, even in a skyscraper. Living walls have grown increasingly popular too. Plants are proven to help boost employees’ productivity, and living walls are a manageable way to integrate them in an office.

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In stark contrast to the light, airy green kitchen and lounge area shown above, this private conference/breakout room is decorated in deep blue and gray with a nighttime theme. Booking.com incorporated a dropped ceiling in this breakout room, which significantly helps with sound insulation, and added in a whimsical chandelier to make the space feel a little less corporate.

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Keeping with the design of the greenery and natural elements, Booking.com made great use of frosted glass, mirrors, and sleek hardwood flooring (which can be achieved at a lower cost by using luxury vinyl tile that looks just like wood, but is more durable).

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One of my favorite parts of the space is its adorable, classic style lunch counter, clad with an awning, café lights, and bar stools. What a fun place for their team to enjoy meals together!

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Bringing the outside in – and making your workspace a happy, positive environment that your team WANTS to spend time in – can have a huge impact on your team’s happiness and productivity. It’s all about being creative, and having a little bit of fun with it. Just look at Booking.com!

Star Hughes-Gorup is a senior vice president and director at Hughes Marino, an award-winning commercial real estate firm with offices across the nation. Star is a key member of Hughes Marino’s brokerage team, where she specializes in tenant representation and building purchases. Star also makes frequent media appearances to speak on business issues from a millennial perspective, and blogs about life as a woman in a male-dominated industry at starhughesgorup.com. Contact Star at 1-844-662-6635, or star@hughesmarino.com.



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