On a prime lake-front setting on Geneva’s historic Quai des Bergues, the 16,300m2 building unites five of the bank’s Geneva offices into a spacious workplace for around 650 employees, with luxurious meeting rooms, private banking and dining facilities. The interior is divided into two complementary but distinct areas, one for staff, and the other for clients. Although a key aim of the project was to revive the historic buildings and integrate modern functions, sustainability was an essential consideration and the project had to align with Swiss energy regulations. WSP provided HSBC with quality control and project management linked to commissioning the project and moving staff into their new offices.
Winner of the esteemed FX International Interior Design Awards 2014, this Class A office building has become one of the most efficient buildings in Switzerland, a considerable achievement in a country noted for its strict energy regulations.