Lead design consultants, AAID, crafted a design concept that embodies Norton Rose Fulbright’s core values of quality and unity, and so, their new Dubai offices required a refined and functional lighting scheme to blend with the classic workplace interiors.
Entering the office, a crisp and bright aesthetic is created due to a gently illuminated cove above reception combined with integrated linear light that shines from underneath the desk. Vertical illumination washes the back wall that hosts glowing letters spelling the company name: Norton Rose Fulbright.
The commercial space is defined by glazed dividers and workspace portals – punctuating downlights facilitate wayfinding and emphasise access points, illuminating the clean perimeters of the glass walkways. Fostering an atmosphere of concentration and productivity was key to the client and so subtle linear light and task-orientated fixtures offer comfortable light levels within the glass work booths, ensuring a practical working environment.
Catering to both clients and employees alike, the meeting rooms have a warm materiality that needed to be echoed in the lighting scheme. As well as providing task-lighting, linear light immersed within dark wooden frames hovers above conference tables, suspended to create a collaborative tonality that resonates with users of the space.
The project attained a silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, acknowledging that it demonstrates understanding of green building technologies and best practices, contributing towards meeting the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.