The Royal Bank of Scotland Americas Headquarters was designed by architects Roger Ferris + Partners is located in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. The Royal Bank of Scotland chooses the site of 3.4 acres for three main reasons: its visual impact on the busiest road in the northeastern United States, its proximity to an urban transportation center, and his ability to make a Sustainable reporting for Americas of the Bank consistent with its overall policy Headquarters. By program, the client rejected the typical solution around the U.S. banking sector. Instead, the challenge was to design floor plates narrow and elongated which allows natural light to residents, common areas not usually found in American vessels to stimulate interaction and community, and presence visual outside the trading room is the heart of the Stamford facility in Connecticut.
As a composition to design 1.1 million square feet of program, which houses nearly 3,000 people, was built on a number of components and responses to urban facades with no apparent door “back” to the public . The gesture of the front curve meets the highway. Her skin texture facing traffic gains through the use of panels of terracotta rain screen and fly through glass elements. The three-storey arcade establishes an urban scale while reducing the mass of required parking. With 6 “J” shaped office floors stacked on top of the arch and parking, large outdoor courtyard is created. Its facade surrounding uses materials similar to the outer wall, but introduces a new language more appropriate to the experience of pedestrians.
The city court is also the roof to the 2nd floor trading floors, is open for 6 storey glass atrium, which contains escalators and meeting spaces. The 60,000 square feet of floor amenities ties the composition together in court, offering food, retail and fitness flowing into the garden on the roof. The atrium acts as a lobby vertical “city” between the occupants when traveling to the floor amenities, and serve as an asset, an impromptu meeting space. Sustainable design features operable shutters in the front office that automatically adapt to the conditions, daylight dimming interior systems related to all lighting facilities, the collection of greywater from the court on the roof and species indigenous adaptation. The Royal Bank of Scotland Americas Headquarters was awarded LEED Gold status and completed in March 2009.