June 2012: On the Drawing Board
Reuse of L.A.’s historic Dunbar Hotel; new National Guard Bureau at Hanscom AFB; Valencia College’s collaboratory; Chicago warehouse turned winery; China Mobile’s new headquarters.
China Mobile headquarters to be sustainable, brainstorm-friendly
China Mobile Ltd. has selected Leo A Daly, in collaboration with Local Design Institute WDCE, to design Phase 2, Plot B, at its new international headquarters campus in Beijing. Plot B, which totals 148,000 sm, consists of two R&D office and laboratory buildings and a public facility building. The internal stairways for the five-story R&D office and nine-story laboratory building will be placed on the perimeter to encourage employee interaction and idea generation. The public facilities building is differentiated from the adjacent buildings by the massing and sculpting of form, reinforced by diagonal fins which echo the treatment of its neighbors. The cladding, materials, and roofing of the facility incorporate a number of sustainable features and are designed to meet Three Star Green Building standards, the highest rating for sustainable buildings in China. +