Commissioned by H World Group, Atelier Deshaus, Vermilion Zhou Design Group, and YIYU Design join forces to present the new H World Group Global Headquarters, an 84,000 square meters office building, located in the North Hongqiao business district, on the banks of the Wusong River in Shanghai, China.
The diversity and comprehensiveness of H World Group’s hotel brands have had a global impact.
However, along with the group’s rapid development, the number of office personnel continues to expand, and their existing office environment and facilities can no longer meet their demands.
With significant limitations in terms of hardware and functionality, the group required a core base to unite the H World Group people, where they can continue collaborating and working to achieve “a better life.”
The architectural design, led by Yichun Liu of Atelier Deshaus, embodies this concept.
Five tower buildings surround the building, forming a comprehensive complex that includes the H World Group’s corporate headquarters, an industrial internet research and innovation base, a financial settlement center, a research and learning center, and a demonstration hotel, among other functions.
The total construction area of up to 84,000 square meters creates a new ecological circle that can accommodate 2,500 people for centralized office work.
The essence of the corporate headquarters is to serve as a working space where a clean and vibrant visual environment creates an atmosphere of order.
Sound-absorbing materials are used extensively in the office area, eliminating noise and unnecessary distractions in order to foster high efficiency and focus.
The separation between “activity” and “stillness” places the meeting area on the office floors next to the elevator hall, effectively isolating external disturbances.
The “Oxygen Cell” rest area is located at the center of each office floor’s dynamic layout, providing a space for relaxation and casual meetings.
It promotes a variety of office scenarios, including free discussions, phone conferences, and work environments.
Individuals can briefly breathe and relax amidst their high-paced work by switching focus between the natural surroundings and scenes.
H World Group’s headquarters embraces every visitor with an open and inclusive appearance.
With the introduction of intelligent technology, management has become more efficient and controllable.
While promoting a “better life”, the living environment of employees is also considered.
The public area connects five buildings through a sunken plaza, allowing each tower to be independent, yet interconnected.
This centralized and efficient approach optimizes the overall environmental resources.
The circular dynamic layout covers comprehensive functions beyond work, emphasizing a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
It forms a vibrant organic complex, enabling efficient and convenient communication.
The greenery of the Suzhou River is integrated into the architectural complex, allowing interaction between humans and nature rather, than enclosure.
The embellishments of greenery and art capture the changes of a day, and of the four seasons, awakening and inspiring an inner sense of beauty.
Naturally, this nurtures the creation of future hotel products, providing a fertile ground for the birth of beauty.
In designing the H World Group headquarters, the firm put the group’s philosophy of “Seeking Truth, Ultimate Goodness, Exquisite Perfection” into practice.
On the path to achieving a better life, like-minded friends are attracted and empowered, enabling them to joyfully accomplish great endeavors in this environment.
Project: H World Group Global Headquarters
Architects: Atelier Deshaus and Vermilion Zhou Design Group
Lead Architects: Yichun Liu
Landscape Design: YIYU Design
General Contractor: East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co, Ltd
Photographers: Jian Quan Wu