Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA

Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA

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  • Partner In Charge : Rem Koolhaas, David Gianotten
  • Associate : Adam Frampton, Ravi Kamisetti
  • Project Leader : Patrizia Zobernig
  • Design Team : Kathleen Cayetano, Vanessa Chan, Hin Cheung, Yin Ho, Jedidiah Lau, Kwan Ho Li, Vivien Liu, Kai Sun Luk, Kevin Mak, Cristina Martin de Juan, Arthas Qian, Saul Smeding, Benny Tam, Hannah Zhang, Casey Wang with Helen Chen, Jocelyn Chiu, Stella Tong
  • Chinese Co Architect : BIAD Beijing Institute of Architecture & Design
  • Structure, Hvac/Mep/Electric, Traffic, Bim : BIAD Beijing Institute of Architecture & Design, AECOM
  • Façade : VS-A, Beijing Zizhou Architecture Curtain Wall Design Consulting Co., Ltd.
  • Broadcast : Radio, Film & TV Design and Research Institute
  • Kitchen Consultant : COMPASS
  • City : Beijing
  • Country : China
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Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA - Exterior Photography
© Ossip van Duivenbode

Text description provided by the architects. Tencent’s new headquarters in Beijing will accommodate thousands of employees. Instead of seeking soaring heights to host the expansion of the digital workforce, OMA designed a square-shaped floating volume of merely 7 floors that stretches out horizontally, with the exceptionally large floorplan of 180 x 180m.

Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA - Exterior Photography, Cityscape
© Ossip van Duivenbode

The new Tencent HQ is conceived as a small vertical city, divided into 9 quadrants with each their own core that can function independently. A web of intersecting ‘streets’ connects all cores and at the same time brings hierarchy and legibility. Each floorplan is sub-divided into zones that have diverse programming - work, education, play - and a variety of types of spaces for these different purposes.

Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
© Ossip van Duivenbode
Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Ossip van Duivenbode

Visual connections between zones create an awareness of the activities taking place throughout the campus. Outside a net of paths efficiently connect the quadrants, interspersed by a mosaic of green spaces for all sorts of outdoor activities.

Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA - Image 15 of 15
Courtesy of OMA

At the center of the campus, triangular prisms are excavated, creating courtyards that bring variety and daylight, ventilation and nature into the interior. At the perimeter the floor plate steps down, shaping an informal peripheral ring with communal spaces. To offset the inertness of the square volume, the corners of the building are cut off, defining the entrances, and the top floor is setback creating a wide outdoor panoramic.

Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Ossip van Duivenbode

Tencent Headquarters is a city in a singular building – the campus allows for unique manipulations not possible within the limits of typical traditional offices and neither effective in a dispersed urban setting. A new space emerges that celebrates the seemingly infinite Bürolandschaft with moments of respite and surprise.

Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Ossip van Duivenbode

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Address:Beijing, China

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Cite: "Tencent Beijing Headquarters / OMA" 21 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/948091/tencent-beijing-headquarters-oma> ISSN 0719-8884

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