Square meters: 9,550
Citibank’s existing headquarters and corporate office was in need of refurbishment due to rapid business growth. Given our existing relationship with Citibank, globally and within the U.A.E., the client approached the Dubai office of Perkins+Will for the renovation of their corporate offices across nine floors of their headquarters building. As the regional branch of a global brand, it was important to align the design with global brand standards. Even though there were set guidelines to follow, the design team incorporated local flavor into the design with different color schemes for each floor and department.
There is also a special touch to the canteen floor, which has the look and feel of a real bistro, giving employees a space where they can feel as if they leave the office for a while. Overall, the space evokes warm emotions, a sense of home and a connection with nature. Although our team did face some challenges, with quick thinking, designers were able to create an inspiring and functional space for Citigroup's employees.