In 2010 Geyer delivered American Express’ new accommodation in Singapore across two tenancies in MBFC and Mapletree Business City. Like many organisations today, American Express was looking to their new accommodation to help them achieve business goals and cultural aspirations. Both projects drive further development of the American Express ‘Bluework’ program, which combines property, human resources and technology to achieve a workplace that is more responsive to the demands of today’s workers and their business.
One of the major drivers of the Singapore consolidation has been the desire to increase the flexibility and responsiveness of the portfolio - business groups within American Express tend to grow, merge, acquire new products, or restructure regularly, therefore the design response is organic and clusters ‘standardised my places’ around a consistent ‘our place’ area that offers a range of shared and collaborative spaces on each floor, connected by an internal stair. The Loft is a collaborate zone for site-based, flexible workers and visitors spread over the three floors of MBC, connected by an internal stair and accessed directly from the loft lobby. Each floor is tailored to suit different styles of activity - one floor is more public facing with concierge, client-ready meeting rooms, informal discussion areas and touchdowns; another is for longer periods of concentrated work with small meeting and focus rooms and study carrels, and the third has a range of meeting rooms for internal and external, touchdown and informal group discussions.
Geyer previously worked with American Express in Sydney in 2005.
This project was awarded Best Office Interior Singapore in the 2011 Asia Pacific Property Awards.