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GSC Group Headquarters in New York City Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The New York City headquarters of GSC Group, an international investment manager of alternative assets, needed to embody

Size

Gross area: 32,132ft&#178;<br />Usable area: 25,960ft&#178;

Start Date

2007

Completion Date

2007

Client

GSC Partners

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The New York City headquarters of GSC Group, an international investment manager of alternative assets, needed to embody the firm’s values of integrity, client service, and a disciplined approach to investing, but also sought to create a warm, residential environment that would immerse workers in light and views of nature.

The design team wanted to take full advantage of the client’s location on two floors of an L-shaped glass office building in midtown facing Central Park.

GSC’s open office is a technologically sophisticated environment featuring workstations custom-designed and fabricated out of a natural wood product.

The modular design allows the workstation layout to be quickly reconfigured depending on the balance of employee types. A communicating stair provides connection within the workplace. In addition to the company’s offices and trading facility, the design includes a reception area, gallery, conference rooms and a pantry.

“GSC’s open office is a technologically sophisticated environment.”

Office art

Deep wood blinds add character to perimeter windows and allow daylight to be modulated to an appropriate ambience for a trading floor. On the interior walls of the open office is a verdant work of art – photographs of Central Park on a sunny spring day, digitally manipulated to create a pixelated texture, and installed in a sophisticated glass wall illuminated from behind by diffused light.

Aesthetically, the office synthesises the energy of a high-tech trading floor with the soothing colours of a day in the park.

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