The Working Capitol


Following the success of their flagship space on Keong Saik Road, Singapore, the new Working Capitol site at 140 Robinson Road builds on everything people already love about The Working Capitol brand – its focus on wellbeing, social connections and the free flow of ideas between industries. The brief called for the ‘next evolution’ of the brand, focusing on a slightly different target audience but drawing all the elements that people already know and have come to expect from The Working Capitol.

HASSELL was appointed to design eleven floors of workplace in the heart of the city, blending hospitality amenities with inspiring spaces for every type of working style or activity. The designers created a welcoming, tailor-made destination for businesses that want to re-think the way they operate. The workplace design for the new location is focused firmly on the individual and their changing needs.

The Working Capitol is an all-in-one community with all the possible needs of the individual met. The site provides collaborative workspaces, quiet areas, private offices and duplex penthouses alongside a range of food and beverage outlets, a 20-metre outdoor lap pool and gym space, a sky garden, bar and member’s lounge. This range of amenity offers an ideal working environment – and space for breaks – to suit every type of business, worker and activity. At the same time, circulation routes between the multiple spaces can become hubs for activity, conversation and chance encounters.

The Working Capitol is one of the new benchmarks for high-quality coworking spaces in Asia that are heavily rooted in lifestyle and amenity, infused with a strong sense of place and brand. The space sits lightly within the concrete shell of the building, covering but not concealing the existing structure like a second skin. HASSELL gave a ‘tailored edge to the raw’ – exposing walls, employing plywood features and installing rubber floors across the building. Together with dynamic, colour-changing dichroic glass, pared-back gold detailing, and the brand’s signature teal, the design creates a polished but still playful urban experience, embodying everything that The Working Capitol stands for as a brand.

Photography: E.K. Yap