foster + partners has unveiled plans for a pair of towers in shenzhen, which would serve as the new headquarters for a leading robotics company. the complex contains research and development spaces alongside offices and other public functions. the towers are connected by a sky bridge, a dramatic aspect of the scheme that will help the company showcase its drone technology.

dji headquarters shenzhen
all images courtesy of foster + partners

 

 

developed for DJI, a major chinese technology company, foster + partners’ design is currently under construction in shenzhen. the buildings’ floors are arranged in floating volumes cantilevered from central cores by large steel megatrusses. this creates large, column-free spaces including quadruple-height drone flight testing labs. meanwhile, a public exhibition gallery is found at ground level, alongside a theater for product launches.

dji headquarters shenzhen
the design has been developed to help DJI showcase its advanced drone technology

 

 

conceived as a ‘creative community in the sky’, staff facilities include state-of-the-art gymnasiums and robot fighting rings. ‘our aim is to create a unique workplace environment that embodies the spirit of invention and innovation that has allowed DJI to lead the world in robotics and technology,’ says grant brooker, head of studio at foster + partners.

dji headquarters shenzhen
the project is currently under construction in shenzhen

 

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