HANGZHOU CITY WEST OFFICE COMPLEX
Project Type: Mixed Use Complex, including retail, Co-working space,
Exhibition center and habitation
Project Location : Gongshu District, Hangzhou,China
Participated Phase: Masterplanning, Concept Design,Schematic Design, Design Development
Year : 2017 - 2022 (Design and development)
Situated on the edge of the Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou and next to the Xialongwei Station, this project is not only a typical office building project, but also a creative hub of business headquarters, small and medium-size enterprises and innovative workspace integration. Before the start of the project, AaaM has conducted qualitative researches based on innovative office design and co-working space possibilities. They focus on users experience and shared office formats. With three key elements, this project aims to provide a platform for collective enterprise development, academic exchange and experimental business models. As such, it is an interactive space for public engagement and a transition within enterprises, university and communities. Combining the advantages of grade A offices, standard and co-working space, this design encourages mutually development with related parties.
The design is inspired from a portal concept where a central stepped terrace connects the east and west building mass, forming a semi-open atrium surrounded by clusters of public meeting spaces, cafe and conference room of different kinds. This outdoor courtyard is fully illuminated by natural light and becomes a 3-dimensional co-share area. It is accessible by public including university students, office workers and community stakeholders, which marks a new type of office typology characterized by the new share-economy.