Bank of America Morumbi
With a 360° presence of floor-to-ceiling windows and an unobstructed view from the 26th floor of a corporate building in the Morumbi neighborhood, South Zone of São Paulo, the Bank of America office designed by Perkins&Will turns the urban landscape into a counterpoint to the traditional austerity of financial institutions. This marks the third project developed by the office for the bank, with their previous collaborations including the LatAm Headquarters and another branch on Faria Lima. This time, the goal was to accommodate the trading, technology, and facilities teams, contributing to the attraction and retention of talents in these strategic areas. Thus, it was possible to employ a bolder and more informal language that directly aligns with a worldview based on innovation and experience sharing with a focus on productivity.
Photo credit: © Renato Navarro
The proposal was to recreate the city of São Paulo in the office, imprinting the Bank of America’s adventurous spirit in every corner, as they are always with the customer wherever they go. Thus, each neighborhood was conceived with a color palette and finishes that resonate with one another while maintaining their uniqueness, differentiating the blocks.
The most notable example of this openness to the outside world is in the café, which takes on the typology of a collective square and encourages casual meetings and informal conversations among professionals, making everyone feel welcome to contemplate the city, create, and strengthen synergies. Both meetings and relaxation occur among caramel-colored leather sofas, lime-green armchairs, or dining tables, overlooking the South Zone of São Paulo.
In the meeting of these perimeters, collaborative work areas promote integration among teams, stimulating collaboration and collective production among employees. Spaces for quick meetings and idea exchange are interspersed with workstations dedicated to those seeking longer stays and greater concentration and privacy.