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end shops. Book shops and tea houses are also to be included to provide a more cultural focus. The final client approved design is a hybridisation of the architecture and interior with the concept of an oasis of forest. A tree silhouette in an aluminium panel is clad at the internal façade of the shopping centre’s atrium. This helps to tie in all four levels of shops in one complete piece of statement art. LED lighting concealed within the tree silhouette panel provides lighting and colour variation at night and also during seasonal festivals. The overall colour tone is beige and white to light up the whole shopping centre while a mix of four-colour marble on the floors is laid in an angled pattern. This echoes the building’s design concept and spatial arrangement. The main focus of the shopping centre is the sun-filled atrium where people can look down from each floor to the social gathering place

ABB Beijing Headquarter Office

at the ground level. An artistic chandelier is positioned above each entrance area to capture every visitor’s attention. Similar to a diamond hanging in the sky, these chandeliers reference the floor pattern but are constructed in a threedimensional way and cut in various angles to produce numerous reflections. ABB Beijing Headquarter Office required a new workplace model to replace its original, rather conservative, design which lacked a sense of promoting communication and cooperation. As ABB is one of the most avant garde, energy saving technological companies in the world, it has extended its footprint in China over several decades. This lead to the need to consolidate all offices and laboratories in Beijing into a single headquarter office tower for easy management. The aim was also to manifest a new corporate image for ABB for the next few decades.


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