Chao (Ivan) Wan

Chao (Ivan) Wan

Executive Manager, Tencent Holdings Limited
“Tencent Seafront Towers - Behind the Scenes of the Future of the High-Rise Workplace”
Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

Design Partner, NBBJ
“Tencent Seafront Towers - Behind the Scenes of the Future of the High-Rise Workplace”
Note: The Shenzhen off-site programs were available to delegates who remained in Shenzhen on Wednesday 19 October. Those delegates who continued on to the Guangzhou segment of the Conference were not able to attend the Shenzhen off-site programs, as the Guangzhou program took place on the same day.

Tencent Seafront Towers are designed as an adaptation of a suburban corporate campus for a vertical urban setting. Rather than the typical arrangement of placing the total floor space of a company in a single tower, the plan incorporates two towers connected at three different locations to allow easy passage through the work spaces and provide accommodations for a growing workforce of 12,000. A primary goal for the complex was to implement a number of public features and employee amenities in the vertical campus. These elements were placed within the multi-story connections linking the towers, not only improving circulation within the structures, but also serving as meeting places and areas for informal interactions. The program took place at the site of the soon-to-be-completed towers, including a tour and a view on how the varied spaces will operate.

Venue: Tencent Seafront Towers
Capacity: 40 Delegates

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Wednesday 19 October, Schedule, Shenzhen

8:30 am Arrival & Coffee
9:00 am Welcome from Mr. Wan, Tencent Technology
9:05 am Jonathan Ward, NBBJ to present the design
9:30 am Q&A
9:45 am Coffee break
10:00 am Tour of Tencent Seafront Towers
12:00 pm Delegates depart for lunch (on own) and afternoon programs

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Tencent Seafront Tower 1

About Tencent Seafront Tower 1

Established as a corporate headquarters, the design process began by adapting the concept of a suburban corporate campus for a vertical urban setting. Rather than the typical process of placing all of the company space is one tower, the plan incorporates two towers connected at three different locations allowing for an easy flow through the work spaces while providing for the accommodations of an additional 12,000 employees anticipated through future growth.

The total space the company was seeking was split into two pieces, with the orientation of the towers maximizing passive energy efficiency in the hot and humid climate of southern China. Through a slight rotation of the towers and staggering of the heights to maximize shading, energy consumption was reduced by 30 percent compared… Read More

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