Headquarters

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about headquarters

Project • By OPENBOOK ArchitectureOffices

PwC Portugal

The intervention at the PwC offices in Lisbon comprised organising and optimising the space and its occupation through the redesign of social, work, and collaborative working areas.Inspiration, innovation, and leadership are keywords in the PwC positioning that we wanted to see reflected in the workspace and, for that reason, were the basis of inspiration for the project.The level of customisation was high, impregnating the space with a design that reflects the brand's DNA, transmits its values, and increases the attractiveness of the office itself. The first step was to break down existing barriers, enhancing collaborative work and providing maximum comfort. After that, with a refined geometric design, the brand has been transposed into a... More

Project • By OPENBOOK ArchitectureOffices

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut

Impact, employees’ wellbeing, and a culture of collaboration were the 3 axes that guided the architecture project for CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut's new headquarters in Lisbon, designed by OPENBOOK Architecture. The new CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut office is designed for people - employees and clients - to meet the needs and expectations of those who inhabit it. The architecture has given special emphasis to the creation of different types of spaces, designed to encourage informal, individual and teamwork, with different levels of silence and concentration requirements. The first impact matters. That is why CMS Rui Pena e Arnaut's Offices were designed to reveal the prestige and distinction associated with it, right from the lobby. An imp... More

Project • By KettalOffices

Pernod Ricard Headquarters Paris

Housed in a building by Ferrier Marchetti Studio, the Pernod Ricard's office stands contiguous to Saint-Lazare train station and spans almost 200,000 square feet across eight floors. There are planted terraces and a few beehives on the green rooftop, and while none of the firm’s 900 employees has an assigned workstation, they do have a choice of some 2,400 different seats. They also have access to an almost dizzyingly long list of amenities, which include an in-house package-delivery counter, a game room, a travel lounge with a nap room, and a “Health Village” comprising a gym, hairdressing salon and barber’s shop, massage parlor, and an infirmary. More

Project • By KettalOffices

Slack Headquarters San Francisco

When Slack asked O+A to create its new multi-floor headquarters in San Francisco one design story presented itself immediately. Slack’s CEO Stewart Butterfield is an outdoorsman, a hiker who goes off grid every year and recharges in the various types of wilderness—desert, mountains, forest—that make up the Pacific Crest Trail. Because that trail forms a bridge between two of Slack’s offices in Vancouver and San Francisco it seemed a thematic link too rich to pass up. O+A’s concept was to create a floor-byfloor evocation of those landscapes—in effect to turn a trip up the elevator into a virtual trip from Baja to the Pacific Northwest. The idea was to suggest not just a variety of topographical and botanic... More

Project • By A&M ARCHITECTSOffices

Booking.com HQ Athens

Following a series of interviews with Booking.com, A&M was selected to do the Design & Project Management of Booking.com’s new offices, in the newly “Orbit” building on Leoforos Kifissias Ave in Athens. The new booking.com offices represent a destination of a unique experience for its employees and visitors aiming to create a familiar feeling. A miniature city and a network of routes is translated into office space with areas for focused work, collaboration, places to meet up and spaces for play and relaxation.  The floorplan is organized through spinal circulation while focus or collaboration areas were placed along a zoning gradation system moving from private to more public areas. Near the entrance several... More

Project • By A&M ARCHITECTSOffices

Expedia Group HQ

Expedia Group, founded as a division of Microsoft in 1996, is an American global travel technology company. Its websites, which are primarily travel fare aggregators and travel metasearch engines, include: CarRentals.com, Cheap Tickets, Expedia.com, HomeAway, Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, trivago and Venere.com.The design of the new offices of the Expedia group in Athens was a challenge for A&M and a chance to develop the long-term relationship with Expedia even further.   With the new corporate policy of Expedia to emphasize the use of local features, materials and textures, hoping for a balanced architectural effect, an industrial space of 1200sqm became home to the new Expedia Group company in Athens, right acr... More

Project • By ThermoryOffices

Felleskjøpet Headquarters

DesignSnøhetta ArchitectsProduct InformationBenchmark by Thermory Thermo-pine cladding. Profile C5 20 x 140 mm. Distribution & Photography Moelven More

Project • By Taillandier Architectes AssociésOffices

Solvéo Headquarters

The project consists of the construction of an office block as well as a storage unit in Fenouillet (Occitanie Région, France).  The headquarters of the company Solvéo, located on the site of the company Matéos Electricité, is a subsidiary specialised in renewable energies. The project consists of the building of two additional floors and a reorganisation of the ground floor of the existing building so as to create an independent entrance for the subsidiary company. The project also includes the construction of a new storage building and the restructuring of the site entrance and car parks.  The initial office building was designed by Philippe Vigneu in the 90’s for the company Air France. Mat&e... More

Project • By Kohn Pedersen Fox AssociatesOffices

CITIC Tower

Located at the core of Beijing’s new 30-hectare central business district, CITIC Tower is the tallest building and a new icon of the capital. CITIC Tower’s design draws inspiration from the “zun”, a ritual vessel originating in Bronze Age China. In profile, the tower abstracts and refines the zun’s vase-like form, balancing composition and articulation with structural requirements and leasing depth needs. In plan, the building is square with rounded corners; its width transforms vertically from its 78-meter-wide base to its 54-meter-wide “waist” to its 69-meter-wide top. Broader at its base than its crown, the tower combines its iconography with infrastructure that supports the building’s int... More

Project • By JJP Architects & PlannersOffices

Giant Group Global Headquarters

Located in the heart of the Central Taiwan Science Park, the project consists of a 15-story office tower, a 3-story cycling culture museum, and an underground parking garage, with a total gross floor area of approximately 33,000m². With a design language echoing that of Giant’s bicycle frames to convey a sense of freedom and motion, the architecture of the soaring tower and curvaceous museum form a dynamic composition that is bold and forward looking.   Specifically the tapering tower form corresponds with the program arrangement, with the public and amenity areas in the podium followed by the R&D labs and offices, and culminating in the executive suites at the top. The service core is placed on the west to mitigate he... More

Project • By GUILLEM CARRERA arquitecteOffices

SERVIFINQUES

Minerva Galleries make up the commercial ground floor of a multi-family building built in the 70s in the expansion district of Tarragona. Like most commercial galleries implanted between mid and late last century, they are covered and opened only to pedestrians. Being, therefore, precursor elements at the birth of the shopping centers, whose arrival has meant that most commercial galleries have closed the doors or have been reconfigured. This is the case of the Minerva Galleries, which has seen how retail trade has been disappearing and its premises have been transformed into offices or professional consultations, like this project.   Servifinques is a growing company with an activity aimed at the real estate world and in the adminis... More

Project • By FlosOffices

Archiproducts Headquarters Offices

Archiproducts Headquarters Offices, located in Milano (Italy), has been designed to the last detail. Every corner of this workspace is carefully illuminated by the Infra-Structure, a groundbreaking lighting system designed by Vincent Van Duysen for surface installation on ceiling with rigid and adjustable rods.   Images: © Germano Borrelli   More

Project • By HEDOffices

Keyence Corporation

Keyence, a leader in the factory automation industry, needed a new headquarters that would support its growing workforce and evolving organizational structure. The new headquarters should emphasize creativity, confidentiality and collaboration, and prioritize the egalitarian power structure central to the company’s lean process. A key tool in showcasing products and attracting and retaining new talent, the space should also reflect and reinforce Keyence’s brand and company culture.HED’s design approach met each of these criteria. Positioned on two floors and connected by a custom blackened-steel and ash staircase, the renovated interior is divided into public and private spaces. Public spaces include a welcoming reception, large, open-plain... More

Project • By HEDOffices

Garrett Brands Corporate Headquarters

Following the meteoric growth of its iconic Garrett’s Popcorn brand, parent company Garrett Brands sought a design partner to expand and reimagine its existing Chicago corporate headquarters. The new space would need to accommodate new employees and future growth; aid in attracting both new talent and new franchisees; support a culture of camaraderie and collaboration between new and existing employees; and position Garrett Brands for the future while paying tribute to its long history of tradition, care and craftsmanship.   Working closely with Garrett’s internal design team, HED developed a new vision for Garrett’s corporate headquarters, one that interweaves clean, contemporary design with subtle visual storytelling. ... More

Project • By MMA ProjectsOffices

Axiom Telecom Headquarter

The design concept was to create an iconic Headquarter Building in Dubai Silicon Oasis capable of binding and representing the Brand Identity of Axiom Telecom, a leading telecommunication company in the United Arab Emirates.Axiom Telecom Headquarter is the result of the work carried out on four fundamental assumptions and their relationships: Icon and Green Building, City, Garden and Technology. Furthermore, besides the guidelines recommended by the client, were added: Impact, Presence, Recognisability and Synesthesia. The design process rotates entirely on these concepts, giving life to a massive - but at the same time suspended and balanced - building. Cement, black glass, corten, these are the three fundamental materials that have m... More