The project is a headquarters of MDC (Thailand), a medical equipment company, to support its business expansion. The design aims to reflect MDC’s character of medical equipment which is neat, clean, creative and innovative. Thus, all of the building is designed in white combining of steel structure, perforated steel sheet, and reinforced concrete. The different masses of the building appear to float at different angles, creating a dynamic space. All the spaces do not only create motivation for the staff, but also visually represent a creative unique character of the company
Due to the spacious site, the owner requires green area as a creative working space as well as being a relaxation spot for staff. The design starts by zoning departments into buildings and then alternately insert green areas among the open spaces.
Each department in the different buildings is connected through a glass bridge provided on every floor, while the open space located acts as a transition space from one department to the other. The buildings lay around the green courtyard like a secret garden that only the insiders are able to view and access.
The building is divided into 4 parts and positioned in different orientations. The narrow side of the building faces toward the west to minimize sunlight to the inside, while the heat is blocked from the opposite side in the east by the solid wall. At the same time, voids are settled in the north and south for natural light and air ventilation. In addition, to lessen the heat into the building, the roof is placed with solar slabs and all the opening windows are coated by sun control film.
DESIGN : 2016 / COMPLETION : 2020
ARCHITECT : IDIN ARCHITECTS
INTERIOR DESIGNER : IDIN ARCHITECTS
PHOTOGRAPHER : DOF SKY|GROUND
AREA : 1,400 SQ.M.