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WELL done to Porsche Shanghai HQ designed by anySCALE

Georgina Johnston
07 Jan 2020

German car manufacturer’s new office is the first Porsche property worldwide to achieve the WELL Building StandardTM gold certification standard

anySCALE has completed the Porsche HQ in Shanghai, in the Lu Jia Zui Financial Plaza. The new office is designed with a philosophy known as S.P.A.C.E, which stands for Smart, Passionate, Attractive, Collaborative and Engaging. It combines new technology and digital upgrades with tailored services for a holistic long term outlook aimed at realising the full potential and creativity of Porsche China’s workforce.

For Porsche’s new work environment, it was essential that the themes of speed and passion speak boldly through the language of design. Long, horizontal lines with strong black and white contrast guide people through the space and support the allocation of the reception, waiting lounge and displays areas. The staircase, as a major vertical connector, links the large public areas and fosters communication among the employees.

The space embraces the broad brand heritage of Porsche. A 1:1 scale model of the 919 hybrid racing car is displayed alongside a trophy wall, an engine block and a model car timeline. Large bonsai trees visualize the aspiration of luxury and give a hint of the importance of China to the brand today. 

The new Porsche headquarters is designed as a progressive open plan office with a minimum number of private offices. In addition, there are multiple dedicated spaces to perform special tasks such as focus rooms, quiet rooms, etc. 

S. Berg, director of anySCALE, Shanghai.

The transition of Porsche’s work environment from a traditional office concept to an activity based work environment required the whole project team support and grow the idea of education in thw workplace. 

Porsche China’s new office is the first Porsche property worldwide to achieve the WELL Building StandardTM gold certification standard. Launched in 2014, the WELL Building StandardTM is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness. Ensuring health and satisfaction for employees is an essential component of the new office design, confirming that Porsche considers people to be the most important resource for the future success of the brand. This idea is also presented in the Porsche Strategy 2025, which declares that Porsche constantly strives to become “the most innovative and attractive employer.” 

Porsche is committed to empowering employees and providing a more digital and intelligent working environment to promote the development of corporate culture and to actively face the new era of change alongside our employees.

O. Blume, chairman of the executive board of Porsche AG.

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