MANILA, PHILIPPINES — A pioneer of flexible working arrangements in the industry, MullenLowe TREYNA officially inaugurated its hybrid work space and setup end of February 2022. Integrating learnings across different disciplines and work styles, the group prioritizes results and culture-building as it reimagines a better way of working.
“Work that requires focus and deep thinking can be done at home or anywhere,” says Mel Jimenez, Client Services Director. “But there’s nothing like in-person brainstorming to generate creative sparks and inspire lively discussion.” Jimenez took on the additional task of overseeing the hybrid space renovation, from pitching the interior design brief to selecting mid-century vintage accents. “We found a great partner in One/Zero Design,” adds Mike Trillana, Chairman and CEO. “They worked closely with us to make sure the space could accommodate meetings big and small, and be reconfigured easily, with modular partitions and mixed-use areas. And because we went for a hotdesk system, no one has to look far to find a power outlet.”
“When the initial idea of the space was presented to our studio, there was a particular attention to designing the office as a ‘social anchor’. The world has adapted to work from anywhere, but maintaining a strong office culture is a priority for Mullenlowe TREYNA,” says Arts Serrano, founder of One/Zero Design Co.
Hygiene and health considerations were top of mind. The open space design encourages ventilation, and air purifiers and sanitizing stations are tastefully placed throughout. Online booking and scheduling ensure that the space can work at different occupancy levels as the situation requires.
“Most importantly, we wanted The Ink Bar back,” adds Abi Aquino, Chief Creative Officer and MLT’s in-house mixologist. “Being able to decompress and have fun together is what many of us missed while working from home. Those moments go a long way in making the day-to-day feel just that much lighter.”