office building in china pays homage to star trek's USS enterprise office building in china pays homage to star trek's USS enterprise
may 27, 2015

office building in china pays homage to star trek's USS enterprise

office building in china pays homage to star trek’s USS enterprise
images taken from hacktron

 

 

 

located in the coastal city of changle in china’s fujian province, a recently completed office building has been modeled to resemble the recognizable starship enterprise. commissioned by chinese technology executive and ultimate trekkie lui deijian, the building forms the headquarters of game developers netdragon. the 260 meter length office structure took four years to construct, with american TV station CBS sanctioning the rights for the chinese company to model their office after the USS enterprise ncc-1701-e. fully captured by drone, this architectural homage to the popular sci-fi franchise is officially the only licensed star trek building in the world.

 

 


a drone shows the netdragon headquarters
video by hactron

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netdragon is a game developing company

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construction took 4 years to complete

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the form is completely influenced from the USS enterprise

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the building, built by netdragon websoft’s founder liu dejian, will provide office space

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the construction cost 600 million yuan in total to construct

  • What a fabulous design! This building will never age nor tire the eyes of those who will take a look at it. Many words will destroy, so I have kept it very brief.

    Samuel T Mudehwe says:
  • Architect must have been a Janeway fan. Looks more like Voyager, to me.

    A guy says:
  • Seriously ?
    I’ve to admit that location and facilities looks nice for an office but the building itself just looks like an old-fashioned mid-70’s airport. Where are the boarding doors ? 🙂

    thx says:
  • Impressive & delightful. Considering all of the gymnastics that clients and architects are currently going through to design something different this is quite refreshing.
    What fun and it is very pleasing to the eye.
    Congratulations!

    Ron Smith says:
  • Boldly going where no man with good taste has every gone before.

    HeywoodFloyd says:
  • I like the sense of irony of the project. It is quite literally ‘alien’ architecture.

    Devin says:
  • congratulations…it looks super

    deepak shah says:

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