Chao (Ivan) Wan
Executive Manager
Tencent Holdings Limited, Shenzhen

A striking new high-rise is emerging on the skyline of Shenzhen: Tencent’s global headquarters. When completed in 2017, the skyscraper will not just provide a state-of-the-art workplace for up to 10,000 of the company’s employees. It will also represent a first of its kind high-rise, mixing the connectivity associated with suburban campuses, with the recruitment and lifestyle benefits only an office in the city can provide. Attendees joined Jonathan Ward, the project’s head designer from architecture firm NBBJ, to learn how the design of Tencent’s future home came to be, the unique aspects of the building that link employees together, and the lessons learned from this project that can be applied to new development in cities around the world.

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