Oppo Research & Development Headquarters
Chengdu, China, 2015—2023
Won in competition in 2014, the new 42 storey Oppo Technology & Research Centre Tower for Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Oppo was designed by Gianni Botsford Architects in the UK, in collaboration with RJWu & Partners in Taiwan. The new tower sits at the centre of the new Singapore Sichuan Hi Tech Innovation Park to the South of Chengdu, and aims to be a focal point of the masterplan overlooking the new park. The design, housing up to 5000 engineers and support staff, breaks down the large volume of the tower into smaller volumes that relate better to the human scale; these volumes are shifted both horizontally and vertically to achieve diversity in plan and skyline, and ensure unusually high levels of daylight are achieved for all users, with a typical floor plan benefiting from a series of ‘rooms with a view’ staggered around the perimeter.
Housing up to 5,000 engineers and support staff, the regional headquarters for research encourages staff to come together by providing an inspiring place to work that promotes cross-fertilisation of ideas allowing staff to interact and to learn from each other. The tower is interspersed with areas for independent work, relaxation, training, galleries, food and views out to the park and city.