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Shanghai Office of Horizon Design Co., Ltd. The design was initially intended to shape the office area and the space outside conference rooms into a semi-open space with natural ventilation and light. The design creates a pleasant, energy-saving micro climate that enables smooth and close interaction between people and nature. Moreover, through many multi-purpose public spaces shaped by "architecture within architecture" like the streets and the plaza, various interpretations of the functional spaces can be given by the user. For example, spaces for discussing building material samples in the warm sunshine through the skylights, staircases to sit on and browse magazines for inspiration, a bar for exchanging thoughts on the humanistic spirit of fair trade of coffee beans, bicycling in the office areas to relieve pressure, elevated platform in the library area as a make-shift stage for rehearsing yearend party programs‌ Even visitors that have never visited here before can sojourn or linger freely at every corner in the public area. Through the crossing-over, various, flexible interactions, a venue atmosphere of community and campus is generated. A large quantity of locally recycled materials is used for the project. Recyclable new materials are employed and artificially processed materials are cut down to preserve the original qualities and texture of the materials, which, besides the historical significance of extending the reuse of old buildings, carries out the eco-friendly practice of the time. Just as Nature is the source of inspiration, most motivation of work is provided by the surrounding environment. An "office" may not be called the same in the future, but will become a kind of environment, a workplace that stimulates the worker' s inner potentials, an ambience, and a spirit in enjoying the work itself.

Project name: Shanghai Office of Horizon Design Co., Ltd. Award date: 2008 Location: Shanghai, China Area: 700 m2 Architect : J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners Client: Horizon Design Co., Ltd. Photographer: Steve Mok Jim Chang Heng Zhong Lve J. J. Pan & Partners, Architects & Planners Completion date: 2005 Award name: McGraw-Hill Construction 2nd Bi-Annual "Good Design Is Good Business" China Awards 2008, Best Historic Preservation Project

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

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