Kirkland & Ellis
When Kirkland & Ellis first moved into Gloucester Tower in 2008, they were left with a long corridor access into their new space because a sitting tenant occupying part of the floor had a last minute change-of-heart and decided not to leave. This drawback was turned into a plus: the corridor became a gallery featuring a series of black and white photographic prints by renowned photographer Peter Steinhauer.
Deliberate departures from ‘the look’ of most other law firms are the exposed slab and MEP services in the public areas – where intermittent floating planes were installed instead of a continuous ceiling – and a strikingly patterned bamboo flooring contrasts with walls finished either in Nero Marquina marble or a neutral grey Knoll textile.
The conference rooms feature bamboo veneered tables, by Wilkhahn, which are normally combined together for meetings but can be easily wheeled away to create space for large office functions. The room walls are themselves fitted with double glazed sliding doors which can be opened up, patio style, for these events. For daily use, however, they are also equipped with horizontal mini-blinds so that privacy and discretion can be assured to the firm’s clients at all times.
Since 2008, we have completed several more contiguous floors in Gloucester Tower and also provided Design + Build services for the firm in both Shanghai and Beijing. . .
CLIENT:Kirkland & Ellis
CONTRACT:Design + Build
COMPLETION:2008 / 2011 / 2013 / 2016 / 2018 / 2020