AIM Architecture designs corporate office in Beijing

by Sophie Cullen on Jan 27, 2016 in Architecture
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Photo by Jerry Yin

Photo by Jerry Yin

Shanghai-based firm AIM Architecture has designed a shared space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies in Beijing

Part of SOHO’s new 3Q brand, the 25,000 sq-m of space was changed into a new type of office. An array of different techniques were implemented, transforming the building that was once a shopping centre into the shared workspace that it is today.


Photo by Jerry Yin

The practice decided to incorporate strong colours and funky patterns into their design, not only to add life to the space, but to also assist with wayfinding. As the offices would be used mainly by entrepreneurs and start-up companies, AIM Architecture has created a small community with more than 3,600 desks available in a range of open spaces.


Photo by Jerry Yin

Two large atriums posed a challenge for the team, who incorporated an oversized oak staircase into one, which can be utilised as a venue for lectures or events. In the second atrium, the firm was able to bring the natural world indoors through the incorporation of a park. Featuring stands of live bamboo, it also includes glass meeting rooms that are not dissimilar to backyard conservatories.




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