Wieden & Kennedy HQ Does Away With The “Office As Playground” In Favor Of Useful Workspaces
The creative agency's new NY office is designed to foster interaction and collaboration without distraction.
New York-based firm WORK Architecture Company designed the 50,000 square feet New York headquarters of renowned advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy and the office features a garden cut out of the corner of the building, a circular-shaped “coin stair” that also functions as a bleacher type seating area, and a variety of collective spaces.
According to the project description, the design for the agency's new headquarters “moves away from the office-as-playground to put work back at the heart of creative work,” and the overall design of the new headquarters is meant to be aligned with the nature of the work at Wieden + Kennedy. The work is highly collaborative so WORKac designed different types of discussion spaces for meetings of all types, sizes, duration, and privacy level.