The Singaporean interior design practice devised a unifying presence with a series of choreographed spatial experiences for YTL’s new headquarters
Ministry of Design (MOD) was tasked with designing the public areas of various departments in YTL Corporation Berhad, a large Malaysian infrastructure conglomerate. The overall design questions conventions and unifies each department’s culture and operations.
Upon entry, visitors are greeted by a vertically cavernous lobby which spans more than 25-meters in height, creating a majestic feeling throughout the space. The use of pared-back materials and surfaces captures rays of light in the daytime and creates a soft lantern-like glow in the evening.
There are two main public area zones, the Ground Floor lobby, and three upper floors which includes a host of meeting zones and a café. Luxurious marble-clad columns and bronze accents embellish the interiors with a glittering art installation taking centre stage.
Iconic Barcelona couches have been placed throughout for visitors to sit on and admire the lobby’s cavernous quality. A bronze-clad “portal” takes visitors to various floors and draws a visitor’s eyes towards the lift lobby when they first enter the building.
Upstairs, levels 8 to 10 include a café, meeting spaces and a function room. Grey granite counters with bronze shelves and oak timber ceilings and walls create a warm welcoming space where freshly baked confectionary as well as aromatic espressos are served.
Elsewhere, visitors are greeted by a dynamic cage-like staircase, casual communal tables and a sophisticated yet striking palette of colours, furniture and finishes. The result is an interior that balances YTL’s legacy of corporate professionalism with a future-forward attitude that embraces change.
All images courtesy of Ministry of Design (MOD)
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