Ministry of Social Affairs
REFLECTING A PROGRESSIVE ATTITUDE THROUGH INTERIORS
Ministry of Social Affairs (MSA) is responsible for the development of art & craft skills of UAE nationals. MSA’s mission is to help women gain financial independence by also providing a platform to sell the products created by these women. With the help of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, the Ministry setup three centers in Ajman, Fuijairah & Umm Al Quwain for this purpose.
Zaman was appointed to translate the vision of MSA by defining and bringing to life an identity to be mirrored throughout all spaces of each center, namely – the galleries, majlis, kitchens, workshops, nurseries and main reception areas.
Working within the parameters of the layout of an existing government building, the interior design of each center was derived from a need for functionality while offering visitors invigorating experiential aesthetics. Zaman created an environment attune to the needs of women, blending in modern contemporary touches that are supportive of the traditional skills taught at the centers.