Geyer was approached to design HSBC’s new workplaces at Marina Bay Financial Centre and Mapletree Business City in Singapore, with a brief to create the physical and cultural embodiment of a new vision for the bank: to be a powerful and growing player in the Singapore market and a critical part of HSBC’s global success.
The design delivers a variety of spaces and environments of different sizes and functionality to support diverse workstyles, while also creating a sense of community and belonging. The formation of inviting collaboration spaces and third places in both buildings encourages staff to dwell and connect with each other and to work productively as individuals or as a team.
Biophilic principles were incorporated into the design, providing spaces for withdrawal, where users feel safe and protected, with varying levels of lighting and shadow mimicking conditions found in nature. This provides both a visual respite and a connection to greenery, by utilising textures and materials that are natural or have minimal manufacturing.
- Building Area
13,000 m² (MBFC) and 5,600 m² (MBC)