Here’s a peek at ENGIE Fac­tory APAC’S 3,500-sqft head­quar­ters in Pasir Pan­jang

The en­trance to the of­fice is pow­ered by fa­cial recog­ni­tion tech­nol­ogy. It also fea­tures a so­cial area, where peo­ple can make their own barista cof­fee, lis­ten to mu­sic, and eat fresh fruit.

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Lo­cated at Golden-agri Plaza along Pasir Pan­jang Road, ENGIE Fac­tory Asia-pa­cific’s re­gional head­quar­ters of­fers a work­ing space for star­tups, en­trepreneur­s and like-minded peo­ple to work on ground-break­ing ideas and prod­ucts with the sup­port of ex­perts and ex­ec­u­tives at ENGIE.

ENGIE Fac­tory Asia-pa­cific is ENGIE’S strate­gic venture arm com­mit­ted to work­ing with star­tups to de­velop an in­creas­ingly de­car­bonised, de­cen­tralised, dig­i­talised world. The 3,500-sqft space joined sev­eral of ENGIE’S op­er­a­tional busi­ness units, in­clud­ing ENGIE Ser­vices, ENGIE prop­erty ser­vices, ENGIE Lab and ENGIE Ax­ima.

Key fea­tures

“It’s a work­place that centres around peo­ple and tech­nol­ogy,” ENGIE Fac­tory Asia-pa­cific’s manag­ing di­rec­tor Quentin Va­que­tte told Sin­ga­pore Busi­ness

Re­view. “When walk­ing up the glass door, a fa­cial recog­ni­tion sys­tem wel­comes you in the blink of an eye. Once in­side, you will en­ter into our so­cial area, where ev­ery­one makes their own barista cof­fee at our espresso ma­chine, lis­tens to mu­sic, eats our fresh fruit and sits to think for a whilst in one of our sofa cor­ners. Our 5-me­tre-high win­dows pro­vide a healthy amount of light in, against a back­drop of green­ery out­side and coloured walls in­side.

Be­yond the so­cial area, the space fea­tures long ta­bles that al­low teams to form and change ev­ery day de­pend­ing on their needs. Mo­bile white­boards, fixed white­boards and write­able walls also make it pos­si­ble to dis­cuss ideas eas­ily, whilst TVS and video-con­fer­enc­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the of­fice meet­ing rooms en­able teams to work re­motely. “We worked with a great team of de­sign­ers to help us ex­e­cute our vi­sion, and at the core of our vi­sion are peo­ple. The space is de­signed to bring to­gether ev­ery­one in a way that fosters dis­cus­sion, ex­change around the white­board and in­tro­duc­tions around a cof­fee ma­chine. Our own Fac­tory team thought about de­tail care­fully to en­sure that it helps achieve our ob­jec­tives. I per­son­ally be­lieve that you can’t out­source that.” ENGIE Fac­tory Asia-pa­cific’s ac­tiv­i­ties span across the re­gion, giv­ing star­tups the op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate with ENGIE teams in South­east Asia and Australia.

Work sta­tions

Com­mon area

Floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows

Col­lab­o­ra­tive spa­ces

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