Adhering to the concept of “soft services is also productivity”，together with J&A, Huawei, the world’s leading ICT (Information and Communications Technology) solution provider, has built Wuhan R&D center with both humanistic and technological sense, which creates a simple, elegant, bright and orderly working environment for more than 10,000 research personnel.
Situated at the foot of the landmark in Guanggu, Calla Lily, adjacent to Longshan Stream of Jiufeng, Huawei Wuhan R&D Center is located in Wuhan Future Science and Technology City, East lake High-tech Development district, as one of the 20 Huawei R&D centers in the world. Focusing on optical capability and terminal research, Huawei Wuhan R&D Center consists of eight R&D buildings and two specially designed canteen buildings, which is a modern industrial park integrating research, production and leisure as one.
▼食堂入口外观，the exterior entrance of dining hall
As one of the most influential communication and technology equipment suppliers in the world, Huawei demonstrated its high-end technology of sustainable development by building Wuhan R&D center. To coordinate the positioning of the project, J&A has identified “practical” and “environmental protection” as the design focus of the project and created a strong sense of humanity and technology.
▼食堂外观局部，detailed exterior view of the dining hall
To tie the hearts of employees, first of all tie the stomach of employees. The dining hall of Huawei Wuhan Research and Development Center is known as “the most awesome dining hall in Guanggu”. The A4 restaurant, one part of the dining hall , is 15,000 square meters, with 3700 seats, and can accommodate more than 6,000 people at the same time. The restaurant has introduced Dehua House, Cai Linji, Zhongshengyuan, Lihua Garden and other catering brands, bringing hot and dry noodles, beef rice noodles, tofu skins, fried dumplings, soup dumplings and other delicacies to comfort the hearts of every hungry employee.
▼食堂入口扶梯，the escalator at the entrance of the dining hall
▼一层就餐区，first floor of the dining hall
The designer makes the best use of every space, which is not only a dining place for employees, but also a social center in the park. Besides dining, it can also become a beautiful and comfortable social environment for employees and visitors.
▼食堂二层入口，the entrance of the dining hall on the second floor
▼二层就餐区，second floor of the dining hall
Standing on the escalator at the entrance of the dining hall, when looking up, the design of the ceiling and skylight echoes the elements of the building appearance. The black lines on the white aluminium board interweave, circle, or the lamp band interlace to construct a regular geometric structure. At the same time, the air conditioning vents are hidden in it, which shows highly concise and natural sense of technology and fashion.
▼食堂入口扶梯上方的天花板、天窗采用白色铝板和黑色线条，呼应了建筑外观的元素，the ceiling and skylight above the escalator at the entrance of the dining hall echo the elements of the building appearance
The lobby uses gold and white marble and other materials to show the enterprise’s temperament in a stable style. At the same time, elevation design and vertical lines as extension was used in the lobby. Against the ceiling lights, the whole space appears high and atmospheric.
▼大堂运用金色与大理石等材质，并以竖向线条作为延伸，the lobby uses gold and white marble as materials and vertical lines as extension
▼大堂采用挑高设计，在天花板灯光的映衬下，整体空间显得高耸而大气，the lobby uses elevation design, making the whole space high and atmospheric against the ceiling lights
Based on Huawei’s core values of “hard work, open and progressive, teamwork”, and in line with the rigorous and pragmatic working attitude of R&D personnel, the designer uses minimal design methods to reflect the humanistic concern of enterprises. The design of open office area has greatly improved the rational utilization of space. And floor, wall, ceiling color and lighting match to ensure that the space is full of light.
Tea-break area attracts people’s attention with bright orange. Different materials is used in the ceiling and floor, emphasizing the regionality and function of space, creating an active and relaxed environment.
Huawei Wuhan R&D Center abandoned the stereotype and dullness of general industrial parks, combined the beautiful ecological environment with modern workplaces, so that an industrial park with advanced ideas in Wuhan, a new working mode and concept for the society was built, which is bound to become a new landmark of Wuhan.
建筑设计：ennead建筑设计事务所（Mr. Peter Schubert）
Interior design: J&A (JATO+ office division of J&A)
Archiectural design: ennead architect LLP（Mr. Peter Schubert）
Scale: 300000 ㎡
Design time: 2013
Completion time: 2018
Typical materials: Teak veneer, Walnut, Wood-grain Sound Absorber, Snowflake Marble
Photogragher: Yanming from B+M Studio