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.