AAC Technologies Shenzhen Headquarter

Shenzhen, China
AAC Acoustic Technologies Co., Ltd.
Public Space, Office, Co-working, Retail
Architectural Design
First Place in Alternative Design Teams

Zhoufan Chen, AIA, Xinyu Shi, Shundi Zhan, Wenxuan Zhao, Chengpeng Sun, Genshen Zhai, Shijie Luolu

Local Design Institute:  

China Electronics Engineering Design Institute Co., Ltd.

Basic Information


The Plot K-03 is within DU11 development control unit according to the statutory plan of Nanshan Houhai CBD [Houhai Bay – Dongjiaotou area], to the east of Zhongxin Road, south of Chuangye Road, and adjacent to Dengliang East Station, the intersection between Metro Line 13 and the long-term planned Metro Line 27. The total land area is about 4626.44 m², and it is currently empty land.

项目K-03 地块位于南山区后海中心区[ 后海湾- 东角头地区] 法定图则 DU11 开发控制单元,中心大道以东,创业路以南,近 13 号线和远期规划 27 号线交汇的登良东站。总用地面积约为 4626.44 平方米,现状为空地。

The project is located at Shenzhen Houhai Headquarters Base, which is an important part of main urban center of Shenzhen City, creating coastal commercial center and building international innovation service platform through headquarter economy, business finance, cultural industry, and technical innovation. Many famous companies are already stationed here, such as Tencent, Ali, ByteDance, Xiaomi, China Resources, etc., demonstrating the headquarter cluster effect and becoming the new focus of future living experience.


(以上项目说明来自业主/招标方)(Above Texts are coming from Client)

Design Concept


As the city is being developed and the increasing number of talented residents, the physical boundary of Shenzhen has been expanding continuously, which results the decreasing of public space and nature environment. Therefore, Shenzhen proposed, in the city design guideline, to give certain percentage of the land being developed back to the community as public spaces, in order to make up the reduced amount of the public spaces to certain extent due to the intense development. Meanwhile, there is an elevated pedestrian system on the "second floor" of the city along the green space and newly developed land in Shenzhen. Hence, how to effectively create a continuous but diverse shared space that surrounds podium and connects to the public space on the ground and to the planned sky pedestrian system, becomes the starting point. And, to explore a way to embed the vernacular arcade-like design language into the project.


Design Strategy


The diagonal pattern is the primary design language, aiming to break the regular orthogonal urban grid, in order to activate the ground space, creating a direct connection between the metro station on the northeast corner and the main pedestrian entrance on the southwest corner, to form a pedestrian-friendly space. The diagonal pattern on the two dimensional plane is unfolded to three dimensional space, turning into a spatial canvas to guide the design and form-finding of ground plaza, podium, facade and the bridge supporting structure, which shapes the public, semi-public and private spaces.


The project is programmed as client owned office space, leasable/salable office spaces, retails, canteen, service spaces and ground plaza. Under the conventional development pattern, the client-owned space and the retail space would be the focus of design. However, with the demand of pedestrian right and city public space and the number of younger population, the starting point of a new/modern office space has been altered to adapt the shared and diverse working pattern, along with the demand of the working space in high-tech companies. Meanwhile, the emphasis is placed on the organizing the relationship between the client-owned circulation and the public circulation, in order to make these spaces compatible to each other.


The public shared space is placed where the tower met the podium, while the rest of programs are laid out vertically on the two opposite directions. Along the direction to the top of tower, there are canteen, product showroom, client owned office, SOHO and the sky garden. On the opposite direction, there are co-working space for high-tech companies, retails, arcade-like storefronts and the lobbies(main lobby and staff lobby). The amphitheater and outdoor terraces are laid out horizontally. From the ground floor to the sixth floor, there are public and semi-public space. Besides the vertical circulation in the core, there is a combination of the escalator system and the sky corridor to serve the public and occupants, which diversifies the experience of vertical circulation and elevated pedestrian system and alleviates the traffic in the core during the peak times.


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