Beyond establishing a mere workspace, 1C Vietnam's vision extends to creating a modern technological space that fosters sustainable development.
Located in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, 1C Vietnam is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions in the country. Beyond establishing a mere workspace, 1C Vietnam's vision extends to creating a modern technological space that fosters sustainable development. It's a hub to facilitate business activities between 1C Company's headquarters in Eastern Europe and the Asian market. Throughout this journey, Baris Arch has proudly collaborated with 1C Vietnam to construct a new office space that fulfills key aspects: Technology, Green, and Modernity.
In the pursuit of a workspace that promotes effective work while balancing physical and mental health for employees, 1C Vietnam carefully deliberated and focused on the concept of "sustainability and modernity" in the design process.
Acknowledging the modern workforce's constrained exposure to nature due to extended office hours, 1C Vietnam's leadership and Baris Arch approached the design using biophilic principles to bring nature closer to employees. This is evident throughout various office zones such as reception areas, workspaces, meeting rooms, and even the pantry. These spaces are interlaced with greenery, offering relaxation and natural cooling to the office environment.
The pinnacle of biophilic design is observed in the Collaboration Zone, the highlight of 1C Vietnam's office. With simulated natural lighting, lush tropical foliage, and tempered glass walls, this area creates a sense of proximity to the outdoors, yet maintains privacy for meetings and quick exchanges. Complemented by curved arrangements of relaxing sofas and desks, it aims to alleviate work-related stress and revitalizes employees. This space embodies 1C Vietnam's commitment to balance modern development with nature.
Not only incorporating green solutions, the office walls are also utilized using concrete-effect paint to signify modernity, mirroring 1C Vietnam's steadfast journey in a dynamically evolving tech market. Metal surfaces and diverse materials like patterned glass and colored mica bring dynamism, representing the adaptability of the company's technological solutions to embrace the changing landscape of modern technology.
Expressing pride and a desire for global reach, our design team simulated the wall system and ceiling lights in the Reception area in the shape of the Eastern European map, symbolizing 1C Vietnam's origin and continuous efforts to expand its presence in over 95 countries and territories.
Baris Arch's sustainable vision for 1C Vietnam is emphasized not only by eco-friendly and reusable materials but also by the rejuvenating working atmosphere, instilling positivity in employees' daily activities. Natural light is maximized through elongated windows, minimizing partition usage, prioritizing free movement, and expanded views, ensuring a bright and energized environment for everyone.
Aligned with 1C's global development direction, multifunctional furniture and flexible modules serve as the most appropriate and sustainable choices. Thus, Baris Arch designed multipurpose rooms, suitable for private meetings, large gatherings, quick discussions, and individual work. These rooms are adaptable, allowing for seamless adjustments in layouts for convenience. In addition, the largest meeting room at 1C is also built based on the concept of a miniature-stage, always ready for large and small events and creating practical experiences for employees.
Moreover, mica shelves around the columns maximize space for books, plants, or office tools. The desks are interconnected flexibly to facilitate teamwork and information exchange. Additionally, we integrated artificial greenery into workspaces and designed the pantry area as a multifunctional space for relaxation, quick meetings, or coffee sessions with clients and partners.
In a company that values its employees as its greatest asset, the office space reflects 1C Vietnam's vision of a sustainable workplace that nurtures health, creativity, and connectivity with the world and nature. The 1C Vietnam office serves as a bridge between the company and its clients, uniting the 1C team in Vietnam and worldwide. A space that is open, close to nature, and sustainable are the primary objectives to fulfill the role of this bridge.
1C Vietnam Office
Location: Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi.
Design, Construction, and Project Management: Baris Arch.
Year of Completion: 2023.
Photo: Abluebird Studio.