Sheraa, Univeristy of Sharjah
The brief was to create a space to help Sheraa deliver on its mission “to unleash a generation of entrepreneurs who will build a better future for our societies and beyond.”
In practice that meant creating a magnet for people; students, faculty, investors, government officials, entrepreneurs – all the characters who make up the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Functionally the space had to be flexible, to accommodate a broad range of work scenarios. At times it’s a deep work environment for people who need a calm and quiet space to work alone. At times it’s a space where spontaneous collaboration is key, so relaxed and informal social areas are important. And at times it hosts a vast spectrum of meetings, from large ‘town hall’ presentations for 100 people, to private negotiations on contracts with laywers and bankers. This entrepreneurship hub is a co-working space, learning studio and event arena all in one.
Products / Bene Pixel boxes, Okome Sofa Alias, Steelcase Bivi desk system, Steelcase task chairs, rockers and arm chairs by Quniti, Vitra wire chairs, La Palma poufes and Turnstone collaboration tables. Light fittings by Normann Copenhagen, Zavaluce, Zerolighting.
Materials / Tarkett flooring, Jotun textured paint, artificial green wall.