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Zoomlion is one of China’s leading manufacturers of construction machinery equipment and is ranked top 10 globally in the construction machinery industry. amphibianArc was invited to design its new headquarters located in Changsha, China. Our criterion is to match its forward thinking, unique, and mechanistically imaginative corporate image and values.
By splitting the program into separate structures, the multi-center spatial layout strategy forms a dynamic complex on the campus. The project consists of an office building, five residential towers, and a transforming conference facility.
The prominent office tower is 280 meters, with seven spacecraft-inspired pods protruding from one side at 199.2 meters in height. Seven pods serve as clubhouses representing seven founders of the enterprise, while the height is a metaphor of Zoomlion's founding year; 1992.
Five additional towers of between 80-100 m would be constructed around the tower, while the conference facility would sit at the base. A water feature suspended at the vertical midpoint of the tower represents the spiritual and architectural center of the complex.
Location: Changsha, CN