An entrepreneur, a former Google computer scientist, who received investment from Google and Volkswagen, got here and liked the working space after his first glance at the office and then, he rented the whole spaces even during the epidemic. One of the reasons he can notice and like the space might be that the spiral staircases was programed rather than hand drawing.
It’s a working space especially designed for Financial Tech industry which is a new area. FinTech (financial tech) is an industry that uses technology to make financial services more efficient. Parametric design technologies, a reflection of new tech, have been employed in a spiral staircase. In addition, a relaxed working atmosphere has been created using simple materials, and various functions and activities encourage employees to remain in the Fintech Office.
The two floors locate underground, and the height of -1F is very low. It was difficult for rent. But after careful design and renovation the reversal has been achieved.
▼找形、材料测试与实施，Form finding / Material test /Assembling ©方夏设计
The staircase has been designed using parametric software rather than being drawn by hand, therefore, the generated pattern of the staircase surface looks unique and it highlights the industry characteristics of computer-based technology.
▼从办公空间望向楼梯，view to the staircase from the office area ©一千度视觉
▼由程序“写”出来的楼梯， the “programed” spiral staircase ©一千度视觉
Employees in this industry, generally, work extremely long hours. In order that employees be made to feel at ease and comfortable, except for an area for the staff’s fixed desks, the office also provides: open work areas, brainstorm areas, “first-class seats” for personal reflection, a telephone booth, etc.
▼在自己的工位累了，可以换个地方在开放办公区找灵感，If you are tired at your fixed desks, you can find inspiration in the open office area ©一千度视觉
▼同时还有很多的供讨论的区域用以促进交流，At the same time, there are many areas for discussion to promote communication ©一千度视觉
The installation, produced using cast concrete, is a “waterfall” and a “pool”. There are even copper ducklings “swimming” on the “water”. People love water features but due to the long cold winters, outdoor-waterscapes are not suitable in Beijing.
▼“瀑布”与“水池”，“waterfall” and “pool” ©一千度视觉
▼看得见“水瀑布”的房间，An office room with view of “waterfall” ©一千度视觉
▼“模拟水”设计示意，Simulating Water ©方夏设计 ©一千度视觉
To Embrace Urban Life
There is an outdoor leisure area with a sense of vacation, and there are 6 special blue spotlights above the outdoor atrium to simulate moonlight.
The Fintech Office and Dragon Restaurant received investment at the same time from a single company. They share the entire space on -1 and -2 floors, as well as a sunken atrium where a bar is located and parties can be hosted. Office employees and guests can enjoy stylish restaurants or private dining rooms nearby. The nature of the open office does not only belong to the inside space of the Fintech Office, it also extends to a 6000sqm “micro-urban life group” of financial tech companies on the site. This includes the Dragon Restaurant and the atrium which is open to the public and is also considered as a living room of the city. The atrium also extends the physical and psychological office space available to employees to allow them to actively embrace urban life.
▼中庭还可以做派对或服装秀，Parties and fashion shows can be hosted in the sunken atrium ©方夏设计
▼-2层平面，plan -2F ©方夏设计
项目设计 & 完成年份：2020.2
主创设计：罗振华 赵公普 牛倩璇 张艳丽
设计团队：田昌鑫 杨琳 夏永成 赵亮 张铭