OPPO, China’s leading smartphone manufacturer and the fifth largest in the world, has selected Zaha Hadid Architects to build its new headquarters in Shenzhen, China.
The project is conceived as four interconnected towers, the tallest of which will reach a height of 656 feet and 42 floors. Comprising 185,000 sm, the design includes two towers of flexible, open-plan spaces linked by a 20-story vertical lobby and two external service towers providing vertical circulation. The four towers taper inwards at lower levels to create large civic spaces at street level.
By locating the towers’ service cores externally, the center of each floor is freed from obstructions to provide uninterrupted views throughout the building, enhancing interaction between employees. Large atrium spaces will also help foster collaboration between different departments.
The HQ will function as a new civic space for Shenzhen and include a public walkway diagonally traversing its center, a landscaped plaza, an art gallery, shops, restaurants, and a direct link to the adjacent subway station. On the 10th floor a Sky Plaza will provide local residents, visitors, and employees with dining, leisure, and entertainment facilities. A rooftop Sky Lab will offer public space and views of the surrounding city.
The project is targeting LEED Gold certification. It will break ground later this year with an anticipated completion date in early 2025.