New York-based firm SHoP Architects connects two glass-faced office buildings in Washington DC with elegant crisscrossed sky bridges. The new development serves as the headquarters for mortgage company Fannie Mae. Instead of creating a tall high-rise, the architecture company spread out the offices in 14-storey buildings that span across a plot of 865,000 square feet. The glass-encompassed structures, as well as the elegant crisscrossed sky bridges, enable the active penetration of light which adds a cheerful character to the workplace.
The sky bridges are definitely a point of interest. The three connecting structures add an exceptionally sculptural element to Fannie Mae's headquarters. Below, SHoP Architects arranges "an open public plaza" that includes spaces for retail and dining. The layout arrangement of this communal space is characterized by strong geometric influences.
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