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New Miral Headquarters Abu Dhabi Building

14 July 2021

Design: Godwin Austen Johnson Architects (GAJ)

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Indoor Slide is Centrepiece of New Miral Headquarters

New Miral HQ Abu Dhabi office building interior

New Miral Abu Dhabi Headquarters

14th July 2021 – Godwin Austen Johnson have handed over their latest project – the new Miral Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

The new office explores a progressive work environment with unconventional spaces that create an inspiring and efficient environment where employees enjoy the space they are in which in turn leads to greater productivity.

New Miral Headquarters Abu Dhabi Building

A first for the region, the stainless steel indoor slide, which runs from the first floor to the ground floor, adds a sense of playfulness to the workplace.

New Miral Headquarters Abu Dhabi Building

Another dominant design feature is the open red stairway. This industrial looking staircase sits on a raised concrete plinth which also serves as informal seating and acts as a social connection between the two levels. The rawness of the red oxide metal and the concrete is balanced by the colours of the soft seating.

New Miral Headquarters Abu Dhabi Building New Miral Headquarters Abu Dhabi Building

“The office space of today is focused on balance. It is an environment designed to inspire employees so they enjoy coming to work and are much more productive while they are in the office,” said Jason Burnside, partner at Godwin Austen Johnson. “The slide is designed to recreate the element of risk-taking and independence just as it does in children which in turn helps foster revolutionary ideas, promote interaction and connectivity.”

New Miral HQ Abu Dhabi office building interior

Spread over two floors the new office is fluid and flexible with open workspace concepts, engaging spaces and collaboration nodes. The raised access flooring system with ceiling voids has been designed to house the building infrastructure to ensure the space stays flexible for potential future changes.

New Miral HQ Abu Dhabi office building interior

Single and double seater booths are equipped with AV connections to allow for virtual meetings with a giant projector screen installed at one end to allow the area to be quickly converted into a presentation zone.

New Miral Headquarters Abu Dhabi Building

Continuing the industrial theme, greyscale has been used as the basic palette punctuated by vibrant splashes of colour – most notably the bright yellow individual booths that are cleverly recessed into the interior walls. The stark neutral tones of the raw concrete is interspersed with black metal and warm wood accents.

New Miral HQ Abu Dhabi office building interior

The design, throughout, is characterised by an unconventional selection of materials, finishes and furniture to create unique spaces for a distinctive spatial perception.

New Miral HQ Abu Dhabi office building interior

GAJ (Godwin Austen Johnson)

GAJ (Godwin Austen Johnson) is one of the largest and longest-established UK architectural and design practices in the UAE. Throughout its history, which spans more than 30 years, the company has created some of the Emirates most iconic buildings and has helped define the Emirates as we know it today.

An award-winning and multi-disciplinary architecture, interior design, specialist lighting and MEP practice, GAJ has particular expertise in hotel and hospitality, residential and commercial, education, sport and leisure design. Despite its years the company remains young and dynamic employing more than 110 employees from its Dubai headquarters with offices also in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the UK. The GAJ portfolio of work is extensive with a wide range of built and ongoing projects across the Middle East and North Africa.

Godwin Austen Johnson is committed to the belief that the quality of the built environment is an essential part of the economic and cultural fabric of society in which the very best architectural approach plays a central and intrinsic role.

New Miral HQ Abu Dhabi office building interior

New Miral Headquarters Abu Dhabi images / information received 140721 from GAJ – Godwin Austen Johnson

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