THONET

FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 
The Giant Group Competition, Shanghai, China 
Thursday 21 Feb 2008
 
Green giant 
 
 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Innovative design re-defines the work environment, naturally 

The Giant Group, a publicly-traded company, held a design competition for a new building in Shanghai to house the IT offices and employee amenities for the 2,000-employee gaming software division. Giant wanted to express their technologically advanced and environmentally responsive principals through this addition to their campus.
Perkins Eastman designed an inspirational facility, organized into two phases, to highlight the corporate brand’s pride in innovation, creativity, and culture; taking advantage of proximity to the lake, it harvests geothermal energy to generate a portion of the power requirements. Sheltering the two-storey 1,670 sm (18,000 sf) amenities wing, a dramatic folded roof collects water for storage, cleaning, and reuse on the site. The program unifies campus culture, providing a cafeteria, café, tea house, large meeting and training rooms, gymnasium, and grocery store.
The six-storey 48,000 sm (520,000 sf) IT center’s planning principles give priority to workplace productivity, collaboration, and technological innovation with work spaces arranged in groups of small “neighborhoods.” A multi-level atrium with skylights infuses the building with natural light and sculptural, branch-like columns support the energy-saving roof system fitted with photovoltaic panels.

Key Facts

Status N/A
Value 0(m€)
Add your name to this project
Perkins Eastman
www.perkinseastman.com

More projects by this architect

New York Wheel Terminal

New York City College of Technology

Avenues: The World School

Porter Street Residences

Westside Multimodal Transit Centre (WSMMTC)

More Projects

Latest Jobs in Shanghai

Associate Interior Designer – Workplace - Shanghai

SENIOR LANDSCAPE / URBAN DESIGNER - SHANGHAI STUDIO

Associate Director – Architecture – Shanghai Studio

GRADUATE LANDSCAPE / URBAN DESIGNER - SHANGHAI

Architect

All jobs in Shanghai

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site