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Hira Industries RAK

As Swiss Bureau’s second project with Hira, we wanted to create a sense of familiarity while adding distinct characteristics to define a more unique environment. The central concept of making the “invisible, visible” was to remain the same. With the client’s desire to influence a deeper emotional connection to the area, it was imperative to create a home that offered a fresh, welcoming experience to its guests and ignite a new sense of belonging for the staff. Ultimately, the enduring design is a play between rational and emotional elements inclusive of multi-functional environments and alternative workspaces to promote employee wellbeing.

Challenged with an opportunity to restore the entire existing architecture, Swiss Bureau ensured to pave a strong structural foundation, meeting fundamental needs for a sustainable building. The two-tier building consists of critical areas such as high exposed ceilings, two pantries, a break-out area, executive lounge, meeting rooms, storage rooms, restrooms, and a collection of private offices for each manager.

Similar to Hira Walraven in Dubai, Hira Industries in RAK continued an Industrial loft aesthetic utilizing a muted colour palette. Hints of blue and orange characterized a contemporary space while also tying in Hira’s primary colours. Natural raw materials are juxtaposed with refined glass and black powder-coated metal. Doubling up as a showroom, a multitude of space is available to showcase Hira products through custom-built displays and shelving. Hira products, such as their vibration pads, were creatively used around the area as cladding, presenting the unexpected versatility of their products.

Renowned as a leading company within the HVAC, MEP, and civil construction industry, Hira’s new office is a startling interpretation of their true nature perceived through an open space filled with creativity, innovation, and vision.

ClientHira WalravenLocationRas Al Khaimah, UAEProject Date2019Size8,608ScopeDesign & Build

United Arab Emirates

Bay Square, Bldg 6. Office 105
Business Bay
PO BOX 111581 Dubai – UAE
+9714 277 0402
info@sb-id.com

Switzerland

7th Avenue de Rumine
1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
+41 21 317 54 61
info@edifice.ch

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