Celebrating lively Shanghai, the client’s new workplace reflects the vibrancy of this bustling urban hub through tailored spaces that are inspired by local places and the region’s people. Centered around what connects us to each other, workspaces evoke a community spirit that is indicative of the city and our transforming culture. Each level of the building captures a theme of how local civic spaces and landmarks spark engagement and connections among people. Recognizing that innovation arises from collaboration, flexible open spaces connect colleagues to bridge science and business, engaging talent and allowing them to grow and thrive.
By creating fluid connections between people and spaces to inspire collaboration, creative inquiry, and learning, the building’s design helps reinforce the feeling of community. Simplified area planning optimizes space utilization through flexible settings that inspire impromptu and informal meetings. Central shared spaces create active environments to encourage collaboration and information exchange. Diverse spaces on allow employees to choose the environment that best suits their task at hand including quiet individual spaces and rooms that accommodate small and large group work. The incorporation of private meeting rooms, small focus rooms, open lounge spaces, and semi-private meeting pods allow employees to select how best to join forces. Informal meeting spaces encourage ad hoc discussions between colleagues, while community spaces provide an alternative to a solo working environment.