Best Tall Office Building Award of Excellence: Hanking Center, Shenzhen
Chief Structural Engineer
Zhubo Design, Shenzhen
Marketing Vice President
Hanking Group, Shenzhen
Redefining the Conventional Notions of an Office Tower
At Hanking Center, located near universities, research institutes, and new technology headquarters, the conventional notions of an office tower are redefined, by reconfiguring typical spaces. By removing the core, as well as the majority of its services, from the envelope, large, open and flexible office spaces are thereby created. This design allows natural light and fresh air to invigorate the working environment, and it creates social space between the core and the building. This is reinforced by elements such as a light-filled lobby atrium with a multistory green wall, skybridges between the off-set core and the office spaces, and a striking, angular podium. The result is a high-quality work environment that evokes an expansive feeling for the user, while offering views of the city alongside interior green connective and contemplative space. The off-set core design will allow the building to become an incubator for emerging technologies, with the flexibility to house growing firms with evolving space requirements.
The design for the Hanking Center Tower rethinks the traditional office tower and envisions a new center that expresses the desires and values of contemporary urban life. This global landmark creates an unparalleled work environment that reflects the Hanking Group’s aspirations to cultivate a culture of progress, collaboration and achievement, placing emphasis on openness, individuality and a healthy work life. The Hanking Center Tower is an expression of innovation and progress in the Nanshan district, Shenzhen’s rapidly developing heart of technology and communications enterprises.