As a headquarter of a technology company, the office building of vivo Shenzhen should be a perfect combination of function and form. The design hopes to create a public open hall merged with the city, showing the social responsibility and the open temperament of the company. Meanwhile, technology and nature are integrated into the shared space, making the office space more efficient and more humanized. What’s more, the office space will be integrated with campus temperament, promoting mutual learning and communication of different cultural backgrounds and departments. Various supporting facilities can satisfy the need for daily life and recreational and sports activities, and working becomes another way to demonstrate lifestyles.
▽鸟瞰图/ Aerial view
The site of the project is located in the green ring of Bao’an District, Shenzhen and it’s at the intersection of the axis of urban planning images, so the image display is very prominent. The northeast of the site is the main commercial axis, which brings the continuous commercial interface to the site.
▽基地位于城市规划形象面轴线交接处/ The site located at the intersection of the axis of urban planning images
Next to the east and west side are the two main roads, Yu’an Yi Road and Haixiu Road, and they are two-way eight-lane roads. In the south, there will be two-lane roads and coastal apartments which are in planning, and there is also good view and sight. In addition, the plot ratio is 12, the height limit is 150m, and the coverage is 55%. These make the building volume huge. Strict height to width ratio limit and how to merge the building with the city environment are the main difficulties of the design.
▽基地南面景观视野优越/ Good view and sight in the north of the site
▽建筑体量庞大/ The huge building volume
In order to integrate the building with the urban space, the main vehicle entrance and exit are set on two main roads, and the building volume is adjacent to the two roads, making the building’s image shown to the city. At the same time, on the side facing the seaside, the block is extended, broadening the landscape side as much as possible.
▽朝向景观面拉长体块/ Extending the block on the side facing the seaside
The east and west sides are setbacks and dislocations which can relieve the pressure brought by the huge volume, forming the relationship of space infiltration and creating an entrance of office in the west.
▽体块退台错位/ Setbacks and dislocations
The club on the top and the supporting programs on the ground floor form a continuous system of space by connecting public shared spaces, which can increase the overall sense of the building. The shared spaces are face to the seashore park thus the scenic view is fantastic.
▽公共空间串联/ Connecting the shared spaces
The shared spaces echoes the overall shape through dislocation, increasing the interest of the space, making the shared space integrate with the shape and infiltrating the building to the urban green space in the south.
▽公共空间错位/ Dislocations of the connecting shared spaces
In terms of programs, bottom layers from low to high are business, shared reception room and supporting of office. The top layers are offices interspersed with catering, conference and club programs.
Shared spaces in the bottom have three to five layers height space connected by dislocation and stairs and are combined with indoor and outdoor green spaces, promoting the communication between staff on the top and bottom, optimizing the office environment, and improving working efficiency.
▽中低区公共空间/ Shared spaces in the bottom
▽入口广场/ Entrance square
The shared spaces on the top are located in the highest area of the building where the scenic views are the best. The setbacks of the two blocks form a four-floor-height space, creating a shared space that is different from the bottom office area and responding to the surrounding place more.
▽高区公共空间/ Shared spaces on the top
The core tube is eccentric to the north, which brings a deep open office space to the south, maximizing the utilization of the landscape interface. Shared space including a tea room and a lounge is implanted in it, and it’s merged with the open office space, adding the interest of the space. The meeting room area is in the north of the plan.
▽办公平面的核心筒往北侧偏心/ The core tube is eccentric to the north
▽办公区的共享空间/ Shared space of office area
The programs of the first-floor lobby mainly include supporting commerce, hall and a vivo flagship store. The lobby is an open public urban space that can be crossed, linking the urban roads in the east and west and the parkin the south. The bright and transparent lobby interface integrates the city park with the interior space.
▽首层大堂外观/ Outlook of the lobby
▽首层平面图/ Plan of the first floor
Two different sizes of landscaped courtyards are placed in the center area of the top-floor club, merging with the interior space of the club and the courtyards provide landscape space of introverted sky garden. A cross-shaped internal aisle is set combined with the courtyards and the design uses the courtyards for setting shared space, private rooms of the catering and a red wine bar.
▽顶层会所轴侧图/ Axonometric drawing of the club on the top
The building forms setbacks views and small outdoor terraces by dislocation. The setbacks with wooden floor and landscaped gardens provide excellent landscape platforms of different heights. The small outdoor terraces provide an indent landscape platform of small size, and they merge with the indoor shared spaces. The club on the top provides a pleasant landscape space for the interior through setting up an introverted landscaped courtyard, integrating the water scene with the courtyard garden.
▽建筑通过体块错位形成退台景观和室外小平台/ The building forms setbacks landscape and outdoor terrace by dislocations
▽总平面图/ Site plan
设计团队： 罗文国 傅艺玲 陈春建 | 汤建根
Project name: vivo Shenzhen Headquarters
Category: Office, commerce
Project type: Bidding competition
Project location: Yu’an Yi Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen
Design year: 2018
Design: Mozhao Studio (CCDI)
Lead Architect: Guansheng Zeng
Architecture Design: Wenguo Luo, Yiling Fu, Chunjian Chen | Jiangen Tang
Materials: glass, aluminum plate