Blue Biotechnology Campus Headquarters
Qingdao, Shandong Province, N/A / China
Opened in the spring of 2014, the new regional headquarters for the Beijing Science Development Park Group includes twin high rise office buildings each providing 10,000 square meters of tenant space. With their striking form and elegant detailing these buildings define a standard of excellence for the biotech research campus which surrounds them.
Located near the Yellow Sea in Shandong Province, the design is derived in part from imagery and shapes seen in the ocean. The gentle sweep of the buildings, in section and in plan, is a reference to the circular geometries of water when it is formed into waves and when it spills into a pool.
The exterior wall is a panelized system of one meter wide flat panels faceted to achieve dramatic curvilinear shapes in keeping with the campus' overall character. Built from a customized kit of parts, the resulting enclosure is a sophisticated, visually complex and highly functional arrangement of high performance glazing, aluminum mullions, horizontal sun screens, entry canopies, perforated metal roof top screens and stainless steel column covers.
Architect of record
China Architecture Design and Research Group
No. 8, Baiwanzhuang St.
Beijing, Hebei 100037, China
Kenneth Turner, AIA
2405 North Sheffield Ave., PO Box 14674
Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Wolff Landscape Architecture
307 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Qingdao, Shandong 370212, China