“We worked with B+H to design roughly 4,500 sqm office space spread on 03 floors of the building. They did a fantastic job from idea to delivery. B+H has a strong design team with a high-level strategic process and framework to deliver on client’s brief. B+H project team stayed involved during execution/fit-out phase with a level of responsiveness that was also quite remarkable. I would strongly recommend B+H.”
– Ali Abbas, Project Lead l Head of Dairy Business, Nestlé Vietnam.
The 4,500 sqm space housed within a premium commercial building in downtown Ho Chi Minh City was completely revamped to become a diverse office environment through a vibrant design that brings the Nestlé brand to life. Home to beautifully designed amenities such as work lounges, canteens, new mothers’ rooms, collaboration hubs, focus rooms and phone booths, the 3-floor office acts as a place of respite and shelter while simultaneously being a platform for creativity and innovation.
The design concept was to create an environment that is resourceful and sustainable in both the use of natural materials and flexibility of the open and closed spaces to accommodate different working styles. Open-plan workstations are arranged along glass windows to maximize natural light and create a spacious feel. White wood desks with no partitions encourage communication and collaboration among Nestlé staff members.
The incorporation of indoor plants across the three floors can purify the air and create a strong sense of connection to nature for Nestle’s employees. Cozy and open collaboration hubs are also set up beside open areas to suit small group needs and facilitate the interchange of ideas.
Additionally, the innovation room, appropriately named the “Nest”, is designed to emulate daylight filtering through a tree’s leaves. Each floor has its own “Nest”, which serve as destinations for interactive open collaboration and innovation.
The design understood that not every member of the workforce wants to interact in an open environment all the time though. In many departments there are functions that require quiet space where they can drill down and focus on complex tasks. Therefore, the focus room cluster was arranged on each floor to meet the needs of Nestlé employees seeking a quiet space.
The overall architectural palette incorporates the use of natural and highly textured finishes evocative of the materials harvested for a bird’s nest. The use of color is implemented to pay homage to the Nestlé brands while breathing life and vibrancy into the work environment. Given the frequent use of timber finishing, pops of color, open ceiling and greenery, the spaces look warm, joyful and optimistic with a home-like ambience.
Nestlé Vietnam’s new workplace is enriching with a unique identity that reflects the unification of individuals with different talents and ways of thinking.