Inspired by a modern art gallery, the Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (“SHIN”) VIP Lounge and Experience Center evokes insightful knowledge of their products and services; an experience center that speaks to the user-centric nature of the brand, for their esteemed stakeholders.
Previously a garage, this space rejig challenged how we played with light, purpose, and flow. The modern gallery-esque experience center was designed to be the first point of contact for SHIN’s VIP clients.
We also made sure to consider the needs of the intended users when designing the space. We included a comfortable lounge area where clients can relax after long meetings in the boardroom, a gallery that tells the story of how SHIN started and allows for interaction with their 3D- modeled ships, as well as private meeting rooms for staff to conduct business. Here, also, visitors can find multiple flexible ‘hotspots’ for chit-chats. Every square inch of the space was optimized to create room for meetings, relaxation, serendipitous encounters and light work.
It’s always fascinating to put utility to abandoned spaces.