Skyscrapers – Zaha Hadid Achitects has won the international competition to build smartphone manufacturer OPPO headquarters in Shenzhen, China. Breaking ground later this year and planned to be completed in early 2025 the 185,000 sqm complex features four interconnected towers with panoramic sky plazas.
The towers reach a height of 200m (42 floors); two high-rises of flexible, open-plan spaces are linked by a 20-storey vertical lobby, while other two external service skyscrapers provide vertical circulation. Orientated to maximize the views over Shenzhen Bay, the towers taper inwards at lower levels creating large civic spaces at street level.
“Locating the buildings’ service cores externally frees the centre of each floor from obstructions; providing uninterrupted views throughout the building that will enhance interaction between employees.” Explain at Zaha Hadid Achitects.
Large atrium spaces unite all occupants through visual connectivity, helping to foster collaboration between different departments of the company. “The abundance of natural light, varied working environments and diversity of routes for staff and visitors to move through the building are all conducive to creative engagement and spontaneity.”
Developed as a new civic space for the city with a public walkway diagonally traversing its centre, OPPO’s headquarters will include a landscaped plaza, art gallery, shops, restaurants and a direct link to the adjacent station of Shenzhen’s subway network.
The 10th floor Sky Plaza will provide local residents, visitors and OPPO employees with varied dining, leisure and entertainment facilities, while the rooftop Sky Lab will be a popular public space with spectacular views over one of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Following LEED Gold certification of ZHA’s Leeza SOHO tower in Beijing and Generali Tower in Milan, the new OPPO headquarters has been designed to target LEED Gold from the US Green Building Council; developed with 3D Building Information Modelling and energy management systems to optimise efficiencies.
- All images by Zaha Hadid Architects.