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SCE Plaza

Shanghai, China

Featuring a glass-enclosed interior staircase and a sunlight-flooded lobby, the new offices for this leading Chinese real estate company are designed to encourage movement and interaction among employees. The transparent lobby draws visitors and staff upward—to bright office spaces, spacious conference rooms, cozy showrooms and elegant executive suites. Acoustic wall panels significantly reduce noise levels, sparing workers stress- and fatigue-inducing distractions. Glass panels in meeting rooms rotate to provide a visually versatile alternative to static wall partitions. Among the generous employee amenities are a tearoom and indoor cycling area.