Designed by Gensler, the Avary Time Center, located in in the Shenzhen Bay Area’s Bao’an Central District, reflects a modern interpretation of traditional culture that reevaluates the impact buildings can have on urban dwellers and communities. Avary Holding’s eco-friendly, efficient, and innovative office building showcases how the technology company’s headquarters enhances Shenzhen’s skyline and blends seamlessly with its surrounding community.
Making ingenious use of the narrow and asymmetric lot, the design team incorporated the traditional Chinese concept of “round heaven, square earth,” meaning “Harmony between Heaven and Earth,” and proposed a blueprint featuring two office towers — one rounded and one squared. This functions as a podium that doubles as a community center which connects the two towers, creating a sense of balance and delivering functionality.
Gensler’s team, through the design of the workplace experience, connects the architectural space with brand culture for the company, which specializes in the printed circuit board supply chain. The Avary Time Center incorporates cutting-edge workplace design trends in order to create a spatial journey that explores Avary Holdings’ essence and spirit.