anySCALE has completed Porsche China's new Headquarters in Shanghai at the Lu Jia Zui Financial Plaza. The new office is designed with a philosophy known as S.P.A.C.E, which stands for Smart, Passionate, Attractive, Collaborative and Engaging. It combines new technology and digital upgrades with tailored services for a holistic long-term outlook aimed at realizing the full potential and creativity of Porsche China's workforce.
For Porsche's new work environment, it was essential that the themes of speed and passion speak boldly through the language of design. Long, horizontal lines with strong black and white contrast guide people through the space and support the allocation of the reception, waiting lounge and displays areas. The staircase, as a major vertical connector, links the large public areas and fosters communication among the employees. The space embraces the broad brand heritage of Porsche. A 1:1 scale model of the 919 hybrid racing car is displayed alongside a trophy wall, an engine block and a model car timeline. Large bonsai trees visualize the aspiration of luxury and give a hint of the importance of China to the brand today.
"The New Porsche Headquarters is designed as a progressive open plan office with a minimum number of private offices. In addition, there are multiple dedicated spaces to perform special tasks such as focus rooms, quiet rooms, etc," commented Simon Berg, director of anySCALE, adding that the transition of Porsche's work environment from a traditional office concept to such an activity-based work environment required the whole project team to do a lot of educational work and persuading.
Photography: Xia Zhi