Smartphone giant gets new R&D headquarters in Hangzhou
Bjarke Ingels Group
OPPO R&D Headquarters, Hangzhou
Founded in 2004, OPPO has grown over a short period of time to become China’s largest smartphone company. The setting of OPPO’s new R&D Headquarters in Hangzhou’s Future Sci-Tech City represents a commitment to the brand’s spirit of endless innovation in the pursuit of perfection. Hangzhou, colloquially know as ‘Heaven on Earth’, is not just a hub for innovation, but is also home to China’s most popular natural attractions including three of the world’s 57 UNESCO Heritage sites. The city has been shaped by a rich cultural history of technology, information exchange and trade for over 5,000 years as one of the original sites of the Silk Road and Grand Canal.
BIG began working with the leading global smart device brand at the beginning of 2019 to create the 161,330 sqm R&D Headquarters and Masterplan. The design expresses OPPO’s mission of the elevation of life through technological artistry, with an overarching vision of being a sustainable company that contributes to a better world.
Prominently located in the heart of Yuhang District, Hangzhou, OPPO R&D Headquarters rests between a natural lake, an urban centre, and a 10,000 sqm park. As an anchor point along a major access road stretching east to west from Hangzhou, the OPPO R&D Headquarters Tower will be an iconic landmark and gateway to the Future Sci-Tech City and Hangzhou itself.
Partners-in-Charge of the project are BIG’s Bjarke Ingels and Brian Yang, working in collaboration with ZIAD (LDI), WSP (traffic, MEP, VT consultant), RBS (structure consultant), RFR (façade consultant) CCGT (client project manager), BPI (lighting designer), Savills (programming consultant), TFP (foodservice planner), UAD (traffic evaluation agency.
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