The project is located on two connected floors of a multi-story office building in Zhangjiang High-tech Pack. The venue is quite large and fully open. Recall that 'street block' concept applied in CIB FINTECT headquarter in the high-rise building located in Lujiazui, the idea continues in this project. Although the external environment is quite different, the starting point of relationship between city and people remains.
The 'street' concept is adapted when remodeling the space sequence of an R&D office. All functions except office area are integrated into 'street', and thus the 'street' run through the whole space.
Engineers at Internet companies often mock themselves for long working hours. Seriously, when it comes to high-intensity work, a comfortable place is especially important.
The total area of 7000 square meters is divided into two major parts: 'street square' and office area. Functions except office area are shared in the 'street' that carries main needs of transportation and public activities.
reception towards bar table |前台望向吧台
Whether it's moving from working table to conference room, bar table, or dining area, transiting of these different behaviors will be done through the 'street'. Walk along and all the way one could pass through the reception, discussion area, multifunction hall, 'library', and meeting area.
Reception is the first place getting in touch with the R&D center, feel like stepping into a coffee shop, it is also a cozy place for the engineers to take a break and enjoy coffee.
The design of multifunction hall fits for dinning, information session, even company party, exactly functions like a square. People could sit around a table or stand and talk freely, and besides, there are square steps to experience.
discussion area beside window |窗边开放洽谈区
workspace towards window|工作区望向窗边
scale of 'inner street'|“内街”的尺度
stand-up meeting area|站立式会议区
What's more, the white panels are designed as billboards, these areas provides proper atmosphere for road show and different types of club event. 'Library' beside the window is more private and quiet compare to the square. It is perfect place to read some lines, change some air after long hours in front of computer, even mind coding etc.
free meeting area|自由会议区
free meeting area|自由会议区
The 250 meters long 'street' is coated with sandstone spray which is often used outdoors. View is quite beautiful marching along the wood floored 'street', feeling the constant change of light and the dappled shadow.
work station for conversation inside workspace |工作区中的多功能工作站，对谈交流
from bar towards refreshment area|吧台望向茶歇区
refreshment area towards elevate lobby |茶歇区望向电梯厅
refreshment area towards workspace|茶歇区通往工作区
Office area are tightly distributed around the 'street'. Specially designed modular furniture are shared by the same department and while standoff other functional departments.
work station for stand-up meeting and seminar inside workspace|工作区中的多功能工作站，站会及小型讨论
According to detailed functions, these series of furniture composes work stations as stand-up meetings, fast-meeting, seminar etc. Each department chooses their preferred working styles and actually combined one 'little house' for themselves. This is also one of the design parts which involves co-working with the six departments of R&D center.
work station for fast-meeting inside workspace |工作区中的多功能工作站，快速会议
The R&D center acts as a small community with little part for the office area, the 'street' comes up with all the rest. The terminal users anticipated to accomplish the project together with the designers.