Global Power Network (GPN) has been in the maritime training industry for years. They are known for helping Filipinos achieve their seafarers’ dream. Last year, GPN asked us to redesign their existing office since it looked plain and uninspired. It didn’t suit the company’s identity of fueling the dreams of people. So with a tight budget in mind, we came up with this design for their 162 sqm office. Good design need not to be expensive design.
This year, we were blessed with another project from GPN. It’s for their 238 sqm simulation training facility in Manila. It’s always a good sign when clients rehire you for another project. It only means that you did good on your previous project that they considered you again. (well that, or they have no other option!) Regardless, trust is very important. Like what they say, you’re only as good as your last work. So never shortchange a client, big or small.
So anyway, here is our design process for GPN training center.
Let’s start with the design concept for the reception area and hallway.
Some architects don’t really care about concepts. Some think it’s shallow and superficial. But not us, concepts are our thing! We live for concepts! Its actually the most interesting part in design. Besides, a project makes more sense when it’s backed up with a solid concept and scheme process. Otherwise, its just another template of ‘pragmatic’ design.
Our concept was simple.
It’s the story of a trainee’s journey from land to sea.
There are 3 elements of representation: