Leading design studio HASSELL designed the offices of The Working Capitol (TWC) located at Crown at Robinson, the latest co-working address in Singapore. TWC occupies 11 out of 19 floors in the newly built Neo-Art Deco commercial building designed by Ong & Ong on Robinson Road.

HASSELL created the next generation co-working workspace by organising the large floor plates into more human-scaled zones using plywood arches and framing. A combination of plywood and paper was used to soften the interior while fresh solid colours and dichroic film on glass added the fun element. The floor stacking alternates between collaborative floors and quiet floors, topped by penthouse floors offering duplex units.

Visitors to the collaborative floors are welcomed in breakout areas, flanked by communal workbenches. Workspaces in varying capacities line the corridors and rubber flooring has been installed in this area.

The quiet floors have a similar layout in a more muted ambience with single sofas in cosy nooks replacing the breakout areas of the collaborative floors. Instead of rubber flooring, the quiet floors feature Tretford commercial carpets.

Tretford carpet roll in Heather 530 was specified for the quiet floors at The Working Capitol. One of 61 colours in the Tretford palette, Heather 530 features a grey base with hints of pink. The two-metre wide broadloom carpet with a ribbed structure is made from 80% natural Cashmere goat hair, has Global Greentag certification, and actively improves indoor air quality in the installed environment by reducing airborne dust and allergens.

In addition to its environmental qualities, Tretford carpet also promotes energy savings, facilitates excellent indoor acoustics and offers exceptional performance in high traffic areas with its unique soil resistance.