Location: Shanghai, China.
Architect: KRIS YAO | ARTECH.
The Shanghai Foxconn Headquarters is a high-end office building located in Shanghai’s Lujiazui district. It has a view of the Bund and expresses the client’s corporate spirit of precision. The building has achieved LEED Platinum certification due to the various green architecture design methods applied to create a smart and comfortable working environment. The office floor plan has a central core layout and allows sufficient natural lighting to penetrate the interior spaces. Public function spaces such as restaurants and exhibition rooms are located on the lower levels, while the office rooms are located on the 5th floor and up. The landscape design fully incorporates the basement ventilation requirements, combining a water feature, building signage, and serves fresh air intake and exhaust. The triangular shape and pattern of the pavement and planters echo the geometry of the facade. The entrance lobby has a low-iron glass facade that allows daylight to shine into the space. The interior space uses the contrast of light color stone and red core to emphasize the anchor of the lobby. The building facade is expressed in a V-shape pattern and is an external-ventilated double-skin curtain wall system. Movable louvers are placed in the cavity to adjust as per the sun angle, helping to moderate the effect of heat gain. The building also incorporates renewable energy measures such as solar panels, geothermal heat pumps, rainwater collection, and waste-water recycling. Overall, the Shanghai Foxconn Headquarters is a well-designed and sustainable office building that incorporates various green architecture design methods to create a smart and comfortable working environment. The building’s landscape design and facade also complement each other, creating a cohesive and visually appealing structure.
Photo credit: Kris Provoost, Ying Fei-Chun.