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Boogertman + Partners Architects designed this collaborative office space. Following years of expansion, WSP, one of the world’s largest engineering firms, relocated from two separate locations. They were split over three buildings and moved to new headquarters in Bryanston’s upmarket Knightsbridge office park. The team was committed to creating an innovative, interactive space that stimulated collaboration and catered to the wellbeing of employees; consultation across the company ensured buy-in to the design style, as well as ownership of the colours, materials, finishes and furniture. The design of the open-plan offices is based on the principle of seeking out connections with nature and each other. Large-scale glossy aerial photographs, selected from each of the departments, created the colour palette, which was carried through to various function and meeting rooms, as well as storage boxes on the desks. In addition, the shapes and forms from the aerial prints were incorporated into the interior design.