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Ansarada Workspace in Chicago
Office Interior Spaces, Illinois, USA ? design by THOSE ARCHITECTS
Oct 7, 2016
Design: THOSE ARCHITECTS
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
GROWING UP: This is the next generation, Chicago workspace for Ansarada, the fast growing M&A financial data services company.
Perhaps the last thing you would expect to encounter on entering a financial services workspace is a luxurious ?collaboration room? with woollen sphere seats, more akin to a fine art installation than a meeting room. Certainly not then, a full scale baseball batting cage complete with pitching machine ? a nod to the projects location in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Both are part of a sophisticated new office fit-out for the Sydney based global financial services company with which THOSE Architects have a long standing relationship, having delivered their multi award winning and widely published headquarters in Sydney, Australia.
?We deal in a virtual, data-driven world but our most valuable asset is the people behind the scenes?, says Ansarada CEO Sam Riley. ?We aim to simplify, not complicate, not just in our product interface but for our clients, and the way we work as a team. So we wanted our office to be a truly wonderful space. Serious and at the same time, playful, simple and sophisticated, fresh yet experienced, authentic and contemporary. Our workplace should reflect these values, and make a positive difference to our lives, and to our clients lives. THOSE Architects fit-out does all of those things for us?.
The 880 sqm (9500 sqft) project is located in Chicago?s river north district, a stylish urban neighbourhood bordering the magnificent mile. The office occupies the entire fifth floor of a grand old warehouse richly textured with hand pressed bricks, douglas fir posts and beams, finely detailed windows and hardwood floors and ceilings.