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Foster+Partners' new DJI Headquarters features sky-bridge showcasing the latest drone technology
China Architecture News - May 11, 2018 - 04:04 5373 views
Foster+Partners has unveiled design for a pair of skyscrapers that feature an almost invisible sky-bridge connecting the two towers in Shenzhen. Envisioned as the new headquarters of DJI, the world leading robotics company, currently under construction in Shenzhen, the twin towers are currently under construction on site.
The towers will act as the 'heart of innovation' for the company, the new building reinterprets the traditional idea of office space to form a creative community by elevating it to the sky. Foster+Partners' twin towers will combine sensitive research and development spaces with office and other public functions.
All floors are arranged in floating volumes cantilevered from central cores by large steel megatrusses – creating large, column-free spaces throughout, with unique quadruple-height drone flight testing labs. An almost invisible sky bridge links the two towers, the floating sky bridge will become another platform for showcasing the latest drone technology.
A public exhibition space, placed on the ground floor, will pay tribute to DJI’s extraordinary reputation for technological development. This space will also house a new theatre for new product launches and a wide variety of staff facilities from state-of-the-art gymnasiums to robot fighting rings.
"Our aim is to create a unique workplace environment that embodies the spirit of invention and innovation that has allowed DJI to lead the world in robotics and technology," said Grant Brooker, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners.
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