The Agile Whale in Shanghai, China, China Exhibition Building Project, Chinese Architecture Images

The Agile Whale in Shanghai

7 Apr 2020

The Agile Whale

Architectural and Interior Design: Young H Design YHD

Location: Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Agile Whale Shanghai China

The Agile Whale – the headquarters of Mark Fairwhale in Shanghai, has been tailored to create an environment which reflects the company’s DNA by utilizing water and whale themes to create a flexible working space that echoes its fresh, youthful style.

Agile Whale Shanghai China

The first-floor acts as a welcoming area for public guests, allowing them the opportunity to experience firsthand the company’s ethos via the large projection walls, which showcase the company’s culture and values. On the same level there is also a cafeteria and reception area outfitted with counters shaped as jumping whales, seamlessly making a powerful connection with the brand’s name.

Agile Whale Shanghai China

The upper two floors house the main operational areas, with the central atrium, complete with a sculptured bar area and reception desk, designed to function as the primary element, further strengthening the striking aesthetic of the interior. The unusual staircase also serves as a gathering point for temporary events and has been carefully shaped to imitate the gesture of waves.

Agile Whale Shanghai China

Agile Whale Shanghai China

Throughout the operative areas, careful consideration ensures each of the different areas has its own distinct colors, providing clear guidance for visitors by establishing a unique visual identity for every one of the four brands that are housed under the company.

Agile Whale Shanghai China

Agile Whale Shanghai China

The primary driving force underpinning this project was the architects’ desire to translate the energy and diversity of the city of Shanghai, into the functional distribution of the workspace.

Agile Whale Shanghai China

Agile Whale Shanghai China

In this way the office becomes a hub for interactions, and by removing formal and obsolete patterns typical in the most Chinese offices, the architects have created a modern, innovative and comfortable workspace that meets the needs of contemporary employees.

Agile Whale Shanghai China

This open space allows people to take on multiple roles in a constantly evolving environment, giving employees more control and the opportunity to complete their job in the way that suits them better.

Agile Whale Shanghai China

The Agile Whale, China – Building Information

Architectural and Interior Design: Young H Design YHD

Completion Year: 2020
Gross Built Area: 9700 sqm
Project location: Shanghai

Lead Architect: Antonio Berton, David Zhou
Design Team: Yixuan Gao, Yinyin Liu, Pengyu Yin, Tian Tian, Yu Ge, Liwei Wang, Guang Xia, Biyue Zhu, Yixing Ju, Youxin Zou, Haibo Lin, Coline Marty, Lara Jean-Louis, Wangxi Niu,
Clients: Mark Fairwhale
Consultants: Junya Mao, Guoqiang Yao, Minghua Zheng, Yinqian Sun

Agile Whale Shanghai China

Agile Whale Shanghai China

Photography: Wu QinShan

The Agile Whale in Shanghai, China images / information received 070420
Open House in Baabda, Lebanon images / information received 020420 from v2com newswire

Location: Shanghai, China

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