Head office of Transcom Ltd.
Gulshan Tower, Plot # 31, Road # 53, Gulshan North C/A, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.
Transcom Group is one of the oldest and
biggest companies in Bangladesh. This group runs several other businesses
including beverages, pharmaceuticals, newspapers, radio channels, electronics,
food, etc. and they are also agents or compradors of international brands.
This group employs more than 10,000 people.
The company has a successful
long history and tradition of business since 1885 and it was founded on three
pillars, TRADITION, ETHICS, and COURAGE. The environment of the head office
requires a disciplined yet contemporary office interior where the space
expresses the gravity of the Company. The design approach tries to relate three
founding concepts in the interior where the goal is to connect the space with
its usability and complements the integrity of the workplace. Conceptually, the
design incorporates elements that connect the interior to three founding
features of the company. For instance, the glorious tradition of the company
has been represented by the walnut tone of the wooden elements and the use of a
vaulted ceiling in the reception. The use of glass as partitions symbolizes an
ethical workplace, while the contemporary white and brilliant lighting inspire
courage to boost productivity.
The functions comprise the
Entrance Lobby, Reception, Waiting Zone, Top Management Room, General Work
station Area, Group CEO Room, Discussion Area, Board Meeting Room, Meeting
Room, Prayer Space, Phone Booth, Pantry, Server Room, Vault, Store and Toilets.
To ensure the effectiveness and productivity of the workspace, modern furniture
and fixtures are being merged in combination with updated technology. The seamless
use of wooden floors with contemporary white in all spaces achieves uniformity
of the interior. Glass partitions separate the spaces into their
respective functional hierarchies and they are mechanically devised to change
from visible to opaque for maintaining privacy whenever needed. The
reception of an office always acts as the face of the company. Thus, the space
is articulated with an attractive vaulted ceiling with dynamic lighting and
feature walls. A plethora of textures are being used as background, partitions
and feature walls. The Conference room is designed in a conventional way by
incorporating a large wooden table with wooden paneling and ceiling to link the
successful tradition with the new era of the company.
The intriguing use of various textures
and materials in the approach of designing the head office achieves a unified
work environment which is crucial for managing a country’s leading company.