The Work Project - Asia Square | Hassell

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The work project - asia square | hassell

Interior Architecture

The Work Project brand is deeply connected to a sense of quality and innovation, and each location we have worked on with the client has a unique design narrative. For Asia Square, our touchstone was 80s post-modernism celebrated through unusual materiality and reinterpretation of classic elements. Drawing on the iconic design of Denton Corker Marshall’s Asia Square and precinct, the design is an exploration of the grid – both through rigid implementation and a playful deviation. Standouts include an entry that features a mirror box lined with a living green wall (a collaboration with horticultural artist Patrick Blanc), encapsulated by a neutral art-lined corridor. The workspace is ruled by linearity, responding to the form of the building and ensuring efficient yet comfortable allocation of space. Bright accent colours and off-platonic shapes feature throughout the workspaces and the kitchen, where cabinetry of intense blue and bright yellow bolts over a terrazzo floor.

The Work Project - Asia Square | Hassell | Photographer: E.K. Yap


practice team

Paul Semple – Principal in Charge

Fiona Nixon – Architect

Matthew Shang – Lead Designer

Benjamin Quarrill – Senior Interior Designer

Alan Mccorkindale – Senior Interior Designer

Arina Khaliesah – FF+E Designer


Ngai Chin Pte Ltd – Builder

Bondlite Engineering Pte Ltd – Services Consultant

Switch – Lighting Consultant

Vertical Garden Patrick Blanc – Vertical Garden Designer

Space Design Architects – Architectural Qualified Person

E.K. Yap – Photographer

Project Location


Our partners

Principal Partner
Major National Partners
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners

​National Insurance Partner

National Media Partner

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