McDonald's CORPORATION GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS
Part corporate headquarters, part cultural center, school, and history museum, the new McDonald's office illustrates the poser of place to bring people together in a common purpose. The mix of cultures and generations typical of a large company today means its office must accommodate a variety of workstyles. The diversity of functions at McDonald's new headquarters mirrors the company's large embrace. Classic work areas and meeting rooms have the look and feel of hospitality venues.
The multidirectional staircase in the building's central atrium, spanning floors 4 through 8, provides a striking focal point and an avenue for casual interaction but also symbolizes the M.C. Escher-esque sensation of moving forward in many directions at once.