Innovation and flexibility form the design bases. The design concept ‘Limitless’ responds to the company’s nature to reflect unlimited boundary on the internet. Internal courtyard draws inspiration from traditional Chinese garden to present infinity symbol. The design was modular-driven to maximise flexibility for future changes. As a sustainable design responding to the local context, this headquarters features a series of staff amenities to ensure a healthy and efficient working environment.
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This project is the headquarters of Chinese internet giant Sina. The design concept is based on “Limitless” to reflect unlimited boundary on the internet. The building frames two open courtyards that the internal circulation route resembles the “infinity” symbol. At the building centre is the ‘Eye of Sina’ to display instant information on media platforms and reinforce the sense of belonging. The rectilinear architectural form was squeezed, kneaded, pinched to express distinctive areas.
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The project competed in 2015 in Beijing China.
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Architecture, Building and Structure Design
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Site area: 29,760 square metres
Gross Floor Area: 124,500 square metres
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