CR Twin Towers
Architects: Aaron Tan, Paolo Dalla Tor, Ewelina Tereszczenko, Lufei Li
Team: Jacqueline Cua, Derek Fong, Kevin Yiu, Vanessa Tam, Tracy Yeung, Lincoln Lau
Location: Shenzhen (CHINA)
Year (project): 2017
Client: China Resources (Shenzhen)
Manipulating the physical environment to strengthen connections between people.
Programmatic requirement based on design brief.
Open innovation '+space'
Knowledge - innovation space, conference space, training and learning space, auditorium, product showcase, meeting place
Health - indoor swimming, running track, gym, indoor cycling, lounge space, personal space
Social - conversation space, kitchen/cafe, canteen, nature/outdoor, group interaction space, public gathering space
Play - informal interaction, break room, problem solving space, lounge/adaptive space, quiets space/ reading, greenery
Open Innovation is the physical manifestation of economic, demographic and cultural forces. Tearing down physical barriers it stimulates mixing and collaboration. Innovative spaces do not dictate or restrict process and creativity, but instead open new ways of communication and sharing. They are increasingly more open, transparent and inviting. The ambition of innovation spaces is to help people flourish.
The design accommodates a range of research activities and is able to easily adapt to changing needs. The new design components include only a few solid walls, glass walls, open labs, plug-and-play workbenches and casework on wheels, smart ceilings, corridors that evolve into unstructured gathering places.
Balancing Divergent and Convergent Thinking with architecture.