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[Paramount House] Sydney, Australia

Surry Hills is a village tuned in to the latest trends, lined with cafés and curated shops. One of its landmarks is a row of buildings— formerly owned by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox—that were considered icons of Australian film culture through the early 1970s.

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One of the world’s largest timber office buildings is a second home to workers

[Aurecon] Brisbane, Australia

1.6 kilometers from Brisbane’s Central Business District, a massive redevelopment project called Showgrounds, by the development heavyweight Lendlease, is underway.

A flexible smart building that caters to the individual

[Edge Olympic Amsterdam] Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Located in Amsterdam, and made by the same developers and management companies, Edge Olympic Amsterdam and The Edge (page 81) are like siblings: The Edge is the original pioneer, while the younger Edge Olympic is at the forefront of the smart buildings industry.

A pioneering smart building that cultivates “experiences”

[The Edge] Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The building The Edge—known as the first to introduce technology that enhances employee experience in real time—paved the way for a new era of smart buildings that went beyond the conventional idea that “smart” simply means “sustainable.” Finding available workspaces, looking up the whereabouts of colleagues, unlocking lockers and doors, all suddenly became accessible through a user-friendly app. The Edge thus became one of the first buildings to embrace the app-centric workplace, changing the way employees work.

The “Next Exit” takes an iconic brand into the future

[McDonald’s] Chicago, USA

Upon exiting the elevators on each floor, visitors are greeted with “brand moments”—design installations that communicate company stories, and point toward where the brand is headed. Many riff on the company logo or colors, like the entryway that features an M-shaped arch.

The Pacific Crest Trail: Spaces that reflect a love of nature

[Slack] San Francisco, USA

In the short five years since it launched its cloud-based set of proprietary team collaboration tools and services “Slack” has already swept the world. Growth is so rapid, the company leased a larger building for a new global headquarters currently underway with a December 2019 completion date.

Coworking spaces that aim for sustainable, collective impact

[CIT] Taipei, Taiwan

The Center for Innovation Taipei (CIT) has a unique address: a former soccer stadium owned by the city, complete with its own metro station. CIT is an initiative by Plan b, the Taipei-based global consulting firm that focuses on sustainable development and works with large corporations worldwide.

Leading the World of the Workplace for Well-being With an Emphasis on Behavioural Design

[Lendlease] Sydney, Australia

In July 2016, Lendlease, a leading developer in Australia, made a huge move by consolidating its workforce of 2,000, from five separate offices to a new global headquarters. Four years later, we paid a visit to the office.

Moving agilely around a hub of staircases

[Jemena] Melbourne, Australia

Jemena, a Melbourne-based energy company and subsidiary of State Grid Corporation of China and Singapore Power, whose operations revolve around electricity and gas, moved its headquarters to its current location in May 2017.

Building the culture of the next generation on the values of FAMILY

[Gamania Group] Taipei, Taiwan

The new headquarters of Gamania Group, Taiwan’s most successful Eco-Internet company, is located in the Silicon Valley of Taipei called the Neihu District.

Where the philosophy of MINI intersects with emerging talent

[A/D/O] New York, USA

A/D/O is a Brooklyn-based design institution established by MINI, a global automobile manufacturer. The name comes from “Amalgamated Drawing Office”–the codename of the design team that created the first Mini car back in 1959.

Engineering creative “collisions” via technology designed for people

[Boston Consulting Group] New York, USA

When the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) moved to Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development project in the U.S., it wanted to test out a new approach to the concept of work.

Where the goals of individual creators align one-to-one with the mission of the company

[Kickstarter] New York, USA

Having built one of the first platforms for online crowdfunding, Kickstarter is now inarguably the world’s largest.

A broadcaster’s next-generation office attracts talented people

[Sky] London, UK

Sky is a leading telecommunications and media company, and the UK’s largest paid-TV broadcaster. We visited the Sky Central building…

A giant financial institution working with startups to help change its industry

[Barclays] London, UK

Rise is a platform for the world’s brightest thinkers and doers operated by Barclays, a British multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in London.

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