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Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters / Morphosis Architects

  • 00:00 - 22 February, 2011
Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters / Morphosis Architects
Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters / Morphosis Architects, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +26

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Client

    Giant Interactive Group
  • Area

    253300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

From the architect. The Giant Campus project is a compact village that accommodates diverse functions in a flexible framework of forms that move in and out of a folded landscape plane. Situated amid existing canals and a new man made lake, the undulating office building interacts with an augmented ground plane, joining architecture to landscape and environment to site. The East Campus office building contains three zones: open, non-hierarchical office space; private offices, and executive suites, which cantilever dramatically over the lake.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

Additional program is integrated into the lifted landscape, including a library, an auditorium, an exhibition space, and a café on the east campus. On the West Campus, additional program space-submerged below an expansive, undulating green roof- includes a pool, a multi-purpose sports court, and additional relaxation and fitness spaces for employees. The landform culminates to the west at a company guest hotel where glass-floored private bedroom suites project over a wildlife pond.

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Several plazas, carved from the landscape, provide outdoor break and recreational spaces for employees. At the south edge of the campus, a pedestrian plaza steps down to the water’s edge in a continuous outdoor walkway that provides pedestrian access to the lake. The main circulation spine, an enclosed walkway located outboard of the office building, bridges over the street connecting the east and west campuses.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

A range of features on the project maximize both energy efficiency and occupant comfort. The West Campus’s landscaped green roof provides thermal mass that limits the heat gain and reduces cooling expenditures. The façade’s double skin and insulated glass curtain wall minimize solar heat gain and improve overall efficiency. The central circulation spine, along with the recreational amenities and plazas provide opportunities for chance encounters and places for employees to gather without the confines of cubicles or unnecessary divisions. The narrow profile of the office building combined with a system of skylights ensure that employees have continuous access to natural daylight.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters / Morphosis Architects" 22 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/113632/giant-interactive-group-corporate-headquarters-morphosis-architects/>
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ramakrishnan iyer · August 09, 2013

very very fascinating juxtaposition of technology and aesthetics..the spaces seem to just blend into one another.

Hieu Ha · November 24, 2012

WOW, very impressive!!

red · August 28, 2011

really, morphosis/thom mayne are one of the very few architects that are actually creating excellent architecture. conceptually and theoretically tough work.

energysavinghouse · March 22, 2011
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Shan Jiang · March 01, 2011

this is exactly why i love architecture

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shetu · March 01, 2011

beautiful boat

Pablo Cabrera F. · February 27, 2011

RT @pablopenaloza: @pablocabreraf @cabreragrossi éste era el edificio que hablaba Lucho http://t.co/jcAR6dw // Morphosis Arqs son muy buenos

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Carel Munoz · February 26, 2011

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Abimantra Pradhana · February 24, 2011

http://bit.ly/dNmjez Once again Thom Mayne, Morphosis ; proved himself that he is one of the best architect in the world. The complexity !

Eje Zeta · February 24, 2011

Nos encanta Morphosis Arquitects, quieren saber porqué, chequen cómo les quedaron estas oficinas en Shanghai: http://bit.ly/fJRzwm

Red Wolf · February 24, 2011

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up_today_arch · February 23, 2011

just good job!!!... fine piece of architecture...

blogs of the world · February 23, 2011

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blogs of the world · February 23, 2011

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Clarita Sanz · February 23, 2011

RT @ArchDaily: Thom Mayne in China: http://archdai.ly/i1j2j1

Jonkizer · February 23, 2011

....
This is why i love architecture!
After the crash of 09 Tom shows us how it is done!

Nigel · February 23, 2011

Hey, the google map isn't right, it's pointing at the downtown of this megacity but apparently the campus is not there...

ELS · February 23, 2011

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Vidal · February 23, 2011

Megaedificio chino del mismo arquitecto que hará la estación del AVE en Vigo http://archdai.ly/i1j2j1 Esto no puede salir barato.

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Daria Nepriakhina · February 23, 2011

Unreal architecture: http://bit.ly/dNmjez

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cismith · February 23, 2011

Nice interactive evil corporate HQ- Morphosis Architects http://t.co/kLECPXy

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godryk · February 22, 2011

I like it, really reminds me of Enric Miralles projects. I spent a lot of time analizing Miralles drawings (love the Miralles Croquis issue) and this project really makes want to study some drawings.

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