In one of HENN's recent competition wins, the firm will design the new headquarters for Shenzhen-based software company Kingdee. Showing off a glazed exterior, the pentagonal office tower will rise 210 meters between two existing blocks and fill an empty site on the Kingdee campus. Completion of the building shell is slated for 2017.
No doubt that HENN has a track record for designing glimmering, eye-catching towers of various typologies. In recent years, the firm was chosen to design the Berlin headquarters for retail giant Zalando, a mixed-use high rise in Wenzhou's new Central Business District, and an office building for a software company in Karlsruhe.
Check out HENN's project video below (soundtracked by a calming Yann Tiersen tune), and scroll down further for more details.
"The 44-story glazed tower will be the central building for the new headquarters, rising from an irregular pentagon plan situated between two existing nine-story blocks. Geometric in form, the tower features three different heights, with conference floor levels projecting from the sides of the building."
"These projections additionally encompass the building’s public space, which “enjoys maximum transparency and unobstructed outward views through the generous, flat-windowed surfaces.”
"The façade of the design balances outward visibility and solar shading, its transparency and patterning taking into account incoming solar radiation and established room scheduling. Furthermore, the shape and proportion of opaque façade elements are positioned in response to solar radiation, providing shade for the office areas of the building."
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More project drawings and diagrams in the gallery below.
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