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Julius Baer Corporate Office

Swiss Bureau collaborated closely with leading Swiss wealth management group, Julius Baer, to design its new corporate office in Dubai. As the firm enters a new chapter in the UAE with its move to ICD Brookfield Place, an iconic new development located in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Swiss Bureau worked with the Julius Baer’s global architecture concept as its framework to help maintain uniformity across locations. The new premises intend to provide greater interaction space and promote employee well-being while offering unrivalled views of the DIFC and Downtown Dubai.

The contemporary corporate workspace designed with sustainability in mind has an expansive client reception area with seven meeting rooms and three boardrooms with state-of-the-art facilities and excellent infrastructure. Colors inspired by the Dubai desert add a local touch where light sand and orange hues connect with biophilic elements. A naturally lit reception sports a focal wall inspired by the UAE sand dunes, sweeping from the point of entry across to the glazing facade. The Julius Baer Art collection featuring artworks of contemporary Swiss artists adorn the walls across the two floors, realizing an elegant space able to withstand the test of time.

Besides work desks allowing for healthy alternation between seated and standing activities, provision of quiet rooms (i.e. ‘phone booths’) are placed enabling colleagues to quietly talk to clients while enjoying the facilities of an open office. A large pantry also serves as the heart of social interaction for employees.

With a solid history of 130 years, Julius Baer is a premium brand in this global sector, focusing on servicing and advising sophisticated private clients. In the last 16 years, in addition to Dubai, the bank has strategically grown in the Middle East and Africa with additional offices in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Johannesburg, and Manama, offering its clients proximity and access to a well-established range of advisory and wealth management services.

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ClientJulius BaerLocationICD Broofield Place, Dubai, UAEProject Date2020Size26,780 SqftScopeDesign Consultancy

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