morphosis architects: giant interactive group corporate headquarters
 
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feb 24, 2011

morphosis architects: giant interactive group corporate headquarters

‘giant interactive group corporate headquarters’ by morphosis architects in shanghai, china all images courtesy morphosis architects image © iwan baan

 

 

 

internationally-renowned practice morphosis architects has completed ‘giant interactive group corporate headquarters’, a dynamic complex of multiple functions in shanghai, china. composed of two campus wings – the east and west – the design fully integrates its form and framework into the site, folding in and out with the landscape plane.

 

positioned at the edge of a man-made lake, the project engages in an open dialogue with its augmented ground plane, undulating in form to a bold cantilever over the water. the west campus features an oscillating green roof that climbs up to the edge of the office building, providing thermal mass and reducing heat gain and cooling expenditures. the grounds lining the edge of the lake steps down into a series of wide steps to encourage public and social activity along the waterfront.

image © roland halbe

 

 

 

clad in charcoal grey panels, the snaking east campus office building houses three distinct zones: open, non-hierarchical office space; private offices, and executive suites. in addition, a library, auditorium, exhibition space and cafe are arranged into the lifted landscape. the west-campus hosts a multi-purpose sports court, swimming pool, and fitness spaces for employees.

image © roland halbe

 

 

 

an enclosed walkway serves as the main circulation spine of the headquarters, meandering through the office buildings and connecting the east and west campus together in a elevated catwalk.

image © iwan baan

image © roland halbe

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

image © roland halbe

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

image © iwan baan

(left) images © iwan baan (right) image © roland halbe

images © iwan baan

image © roland halbe

floor plan / level 0 image © morphosis architects

floor plan / level +1 image © morphosis architects

floor plan / level +2 image © morphosis architects

section image © morphosis architects

section image © morphosis architects

section image © morphosis architects

section image © morphosis architects

section image © morphosis architects

section image © morphosis architects

section image © morphosis architects

steel frame model image © morphosis architects

profile view image © morphosis architects

views of the east campus office building images © morphosis architects

sectional model of east campus office building image © morphosis architects

sectional model of entry lobby image © morphosis architects

bird’s eye view of construction site image © morphosis architects

image © morphosis architects

images © morphosis architects

  • Really appealing; who wouldn’t want to work there?

    Tom P says:
  • The humans in these shots look listless and disinterested, dwarfed in this thing by its mechanical entrails. Why didn’t the photographer shove them aside? After all, it’s about the designers, right?

    JAH says:
  • amazing, it must be a super expensive building.

    Tycho says:
  • @JAH

    That’s exactly the reason why I appreciate Iwan Baan’s work; he’s not scared to include live subjects and people in his images–they’re part of his composition. I think the images above give a nice sense of scale and usability of the space which, in a way, humanizes the design.

    ricky says:
  • Astonishing building. Wonderful photos.

    tod says:
  • sure, over the top and a little much, but i can’t think it wouldn’t be a dynamic and stimulating place to work

    rayray says:
  • genius

    Sancho says:

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