[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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.