Clive Wilkinson Architects' Macquarie Bank in Sydney, Australia is a fantastic collage of social spaces and colors. The building interior is a complete mish-mash of designs and styles, like walking through design expo showrooms one after the other. From Clive Wilkinson's mission statement:
We like to think of any organization as a distinctive 'human community'...we strive to connect people, shape relationships and empower organizations to produce new invigorating forms of human community.
The 10-story building is based around the central atrium, with conference rooms projecting into its core. Each of the floors is "divided into 5 neighborhoods of approximately 100 people," with "plazas with themes based on ancient collaboration typologies."
The styles of all of the different sections seem like a hybrid of the vision of the future from the 1970's and Apple's vision of the future from today.
Dave Seliger is a Postgrad Fellow in Logistics and Ext Affairs at the NYC Office of Emergency Management. He has extensive experience helping firefighters, police officers, and disaster responders improve their services through design.