DZ Design delivered the YAP project in Downtown Dubai. YAP is an all-in-one digital banking app that helps to quickly and easily solve any financial need across all areas of your life – family, personal or business. YAP is created to keep you at its core, always. YAP is reverse for PAY, and while that’s super cool, it’s also an indication of the shift they’re bringing about by eliminating the need for cumbersome paperwork at physical banks.
DZ Design expertly carried the philosophy of the brand into the design through architectural elements: the use of glass walls speaks of transparency, a large community space at the entrance near the coffee bar reflects the inclusivity of the brand and custom lighting elements were created, all of which symbolise the main pillars of YAP’s values.
Overall, the 3000sqft office accommodates an open space plan with 12 height-adjustable working stations and four private offices. The office comprises a large board room showcased in the centre of the office by using floor-to-ceiling sliding folding glass wall. The finished design allows the space to be used to entertain clients while at the same time, creates a space the staff can collaborate, meet, and enjoy . To enhance employee productivity and flexibility the design firm created nooks, open offices, break out zones, and meeting rooms to maximise collaboration, while workstations were positioned to enjoy the buildings natural light.
The challenge to create a future-proofed space where staff, customers and partners could collaborate to rapidly pioneer new technologies was achieved by DZ Design. The offices of YAP serves as a progressive ecosystem to accelerate the innovation process. A melting pot of culture and fusing of creative minds, Downtown Dubai provides the best location for access to the local tech talent pool and travel partners worldwide. Hence the location of YAP proved to suit fantastic to their business model.
Photography is by Natelee Cocks