Citi, New York City | 51st International Design Competition Winner Design: Gensler, New York Photography: Richard Cadan, Fairfield, Conn.
Citibank turned to Gensler to help design a flagship branch on the ground floor of its global headquarters in New York City. The team created a 7,000-sq-ft. space that can physically transform to support activities — ranging from the most public to the most private.
Bankers and clients can hold one-to-one conversations in a lounge area, at a service bar, or in a consultation room. The space can seamlessly shift from business, to event venue and neighborhood co-working space thanks to sliding screens — and pivot doors. The agile interior design supports client and employee wellbeing with moveable tabletops — that slide over seating to foster social distancing. Materials, millwork and furniture add warmth, while linear lighting unifies the space.
Judges found this project to be a beautiful retail experience with classic design and elegance.
This project received an Innovation Award for Architecture.
Architect: Gensler, New York City Consultants: GMS, New York City (structural engineer); Tad., New York City (technology; audio visual): Diversified, New York City (technology integration)
51st International Design Award Winners
The Class of 2021 includes:
Bloomie’s, Fairfield, Va. CDF Macau, Cotai Citi, New York City Empório Santa Maria, São Paulo FIKA Herbal Goods, Toronto Grand Central Mimico, Etobicoke House of Rituals, Body & Mind Spa, Amsterdam The Hyundai Seoul, Seoul Johnnie Walker, Edinburgh M&M’s, Berlin MAPCO, Sevierville, Tenn. Madison Décor Studio, North York NHL, New York City Puma, New York City Todd Snyder, New York City Treat, JKF International Airport – Store of the Year St. Marche, São Paulo Shinsegae Art Science, Daejeon Wilson, New York City
You can see the entire awards presentation here.
The 51st International Design Awards was sponsored by Little, BHDP, Cadan Photography, and IA, Interior Architects.