Macquarie Group – Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

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Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

Fans of Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller http://inceptionmovie.warnerbros.com/dvd” target=”_blank”>Inception would immediately recognized this layout as the Penrose Staircase, a classic model of paradoxical optical illusion. Yet, these staircases and the impressive Atrium are both quite real. Central to its consolidation plan, financial firm http://macquarie.com” target=”_blank”>Macquarie Group Limited wanted a new London headquarters with the capacity to house all of its dispersed divisions. Thanks to a functional design from http://clivewilkinson.com” target=”_blank”>Clive Wilkinson Architects (http://clivewilkinson.com” target=”_blank”>CMA), Macquarie Group’s new home at http://ropemakerlondon.com/” target=”_blank”>Ropemaker Place, also a new office building, not only reached the initial intention but more. In around 216,000 square feet of space, on 6 different floors, CMA organized the interior almost as a continuous workflow among all the business functions. The designers also saw the client’s business process as a transparent one, thus translated to numerous open spaces dotted with alcoves if there is ever a need of privacy. A visual representation to the connectivity between all the components of Macquarie Group, the imposing stairway in red doubles as the space’s centerpiece. via: http://coolhunter.net/article/detail/2027/macquarie-group-offices–london” target=”_blank”>CH

Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

Macquarie Group   Ropemaker Place Headquarters | By Clive Wilkinson Architects

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