Architect Buschow Henley has designed the new 9000m2 London Docklands headquarters of ad agency Ogilvy Group.
The brief was to prevent “alien territory syndrome” – the segregation caused by traditional office environments – as well as to create an enjoyable work area for the 900 employees of Ogilvy.
Areas of the office include the black terrazzo and timber bar, an Internet cafÃ© and a 32-person boardroom.
The HQ also features TV viewing areas and “creative spaces” with lounging sofa, videos and pinboards.
Ogilvy Group chairman Paul Simons says, “I’m delighted that this imaginative refit combines aesthetics with the real needs of the people who work here.”
The new headquarters was commissioned in 1991.