NBBJ completes “vertical campus” for Tencent’s headquarters in Shenzhen

At the Shenzhen headquarters of Chinese tech giant Tencent, twin skyscrapers are connected by sky bridges designed to help employees meet. Architect NBBJ designed Tencent’s Global Headquarters specifically to prevent the 10,000 workers of the technology firm from getting siloed in their different departments. Two glass and aluminium towers rise to 50 and 39 stories respectively and are

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Mountain landscapes inform peaked roof of NBBJ’s Nanjing exhibition centre

Skylights top eight angular peaks on the roof of this exhibition centre in the Chinese city of Nanjing by architecture firm NBBJ, funnelling natural light down into the interior. The Nanjing Eco-Tech Island Exhibition Centre was designed by NBBJ as part of a masterplan that will see an island in the Yangtze River transformed into a sustainable park and

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Samsung’s Silicon Valley office by NBBJ features nap pods and music listening rooms

US firm NBBJ has created the largest office in North America for tech company Samsung, incorporating features intended to show how a “legacy brand can play on par with the most-nimble tech startups” (+ slideshow). Located in San Jose – a large city in California’s Silicon Valley – the Samsung America Headquarters encompasses 1.1 million More

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Flower-like ice rinks proposed for London’s River Thames

Architecture office NBBJ has unveiled a concept for a series of natural ice rinks on London’s River Thames that emerge from below the water’s surface. Named Frost Flowers, the circular ice rinks are envisioned as foldaway structures that close up during the summer but blossom open like flowers during the colder winter months. Each retractable jetty would […]

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