HENN has started construction on the new 311,000-square-meter (3.34-million-square-foot) industrial park and headquarters for Zoomlion that will house the office premises, the Zoomlion Museum, a data center, a canteen, training and research areas, and sports facilities.
Developed by Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Company, the new Zoomlion Headquarters will be the heart of Smart Industry City and is scheduled for completion in 2023.
The new industrial park will foster innovation in the field of construction engineering and usher in a new era of intelligent, digital, and green construction.
HENN’s geometric design is based on the client’s production needs offering sensitivity to its rural context, the Headquarters blends into the hilly and densely wooded Changsha green corridor.
The new building will be made of white concrete, while a classic architectural plinth will act as “a faceted landscape of walkable green slopes and staircases.”
This new ground plane traverses an irregularly sloped site and spans a busy motorway to create seamless connections between the north and south sides of the site.
On the upper part, the studio creates an angular volume wrapped in transparent floor-to-ceiling glass and cantilevers 12 meters over the site, appearing to float above the folded stone landscape.
“We designed the Zoomlion Headquarters as an immense, cut stone floating above its natural surroundings. Inside the building, the light-flooded, Z-shaped atrium offers a generous and multifunctional community space for the company and its teams,” says Hua Qiao, Zoomlion Project Leader.
Inside, the studio designs a spacious and brightly-lit core and features a Z-shaped atrium that serves as both an exhibition space and a gathering space for employees.
The depth and patterning of the coffered ceiling are informed by intensive solar analysis and echo the design’s angular geometry.
Project: Zoomlion Headquarters
Architects: HENN GmbH
Developers: Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Company
Client: Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Company
Renderings: HENN GmbH