Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Client: OPPO Telecommunications
Location: Shenzhen, China 🇨🇳
planned completion period: 2020-2025
Proposed height: 200m
Floor count: 42 floors
Square Area: 185 000 m2
Innovations: LEED Gold certification
Zaha Hadid Architects was awarded the opportunity to design the brand-new Shenzhen headquarters for electronics and mobile giant Oppo, China’s top smartphone manufacturer.
ZHA was able to secure the win among the five finalists for the project which included other top firms such as Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), and Henning Larsen Architects HK.
Abit about OPPO:
Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd, commonly referred to as OPPO, is a Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communications company headquartered in Dongguan, Guangdong. It is a subsidiary of BBK Electronics Corporation along with OnePlus, Vivo, and Realme. Its major product lines include smartphones, Blu-ray players, and other electronic devices.
Oppo is the 5th largest smartphone manufacturer in the world with more than 40 000 employees in more than 40 countries.
As Architectural Digest reported:
With its new headquarters in Shenzhen, the company hopes to reflect what it calls its “commitment to connectivity through design.”
Large atrium spaces unite all occupants through visual connectivity, helping to foster collaboration between different departments,” the firm’s statement read.
The 185,000 square meter project consists of four interconnected towers, reaching maximum heights of 200m with 42 floors, generating large civic spaces at street level. The first two towers offer “flexible, open-plan spaces linked by a 20-story vertical lobby, and two external service towers providing vertical circulation”. Shifting the service core to the exterior of the building provides an unrestricted and uninterrupted view throughout the building.
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Design: Patrik Schumacher and Christos Passas Zaha Hadid Architects project directors: Charles Walker (Commercial Director), Christos Passas (Design Director), Satoshi Ohashi (ZHA China Director) Zaha Hadid Architects project associates: Hussam Chakouf (Competition Lead), Juan Liu, Yang Jingwen Zaha Hadid Architects project designers: Melhem Sfeir (Competition Lead), Duo Chen, Katerina Smirnova Zaha Hadid Architects project team: Massimo Napoleoni (Facade Specialist), Aleksander Bursac, Mihai Dragos-Porta, Vera Kichanova, Ying Xia, Che-Hung Chien, Meng Zhao, Qi Cao, Alex Turner (Graphic Designer) Zaha Hadid Architects workspace analysts: Uli Blum, Philipp Siedler, Lorena Espaillat Bencosme Zaha Hadid Architects project support: Tatiana Chembereva, Camille Kelly