The Southwest Regional Headquarters of the Jingdong (JD.com) e-commerce corporation has been completed in the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan. The design by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), who won the international competition in 2016, follows the conceptual idea of a space sequence that flows horizontally and vertically, generating an interchange between inside and outside.
锯齿状折线立面强化了层叠体块的可读性：修长的竖向玻璃及玻璃纤维增强混凝土构成的幕墙单元内设有可独立开启的自然通风扇。8字形平面还可以实现所有工作空间的自然采光。Özgür Isan 实施阶段设计团队：Daniele Busi，杨扬，Rosaria de Canditiis，这也是得益于这两层设置的大面积屋顶花园。Johannes Erdmann，林巍，王征 竞赛阶段设计团队：Jan Peter Deml, Johannes Erdmann, Charles Howard, George Liang,刘亦芳，形成了或通透或封闭的建筑表面的有趣拼图 ，十一层高的建筑基本形式由三个体块构成，五层和九层还设有员工共享休息空间等其他公共功能，
With the new building for JD.com, one of the world’s largest online businesses, gmp has completed another project for a leading online and ICT corporation in China.
The facade with its sawtooth-type folds reinforces the readability of the three stacked volumes; every third story has alternating slender vertical glass and concrete elements with integrated individually openable ventilation casements. Depending on the viewing angle, the building is perceived as having a more transparent or a more closed envelope which, together with the stacked building volumes, creates a vivacious and unmistakable presence in the city environment.
The major part of the structural load is carried by the nine solid building cores used for vertical circulation, thereby allowing maximum flexibility for the subdivision of the approx. 12,500 m2 of each floor. In addition to the representative public facilities on the first floor, such as an auditorium and an exhibition hall, further social functions are provided in the mezzanine areas of the 5th and 9th floors, which benefit from the extensive terraces at these levels.
Competition 2016, first prize Design Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke Project Lead Li Min Project Management in China Wu Di, Lin Wei, Wang Zheng Competition Team Jan Peter Deml, Johannes Erdmann, Charles Howard, George Liang, Liu Yifang, Thomas Muncke, Yang Yang, Thilo Zehme, Özgür Isan Detailed Design Team Daniele Busi, Rosaria de Canditiis, Johannes Erdmann, Maria Ferreira, Felix Kastner, Andrés Stohlmann, Ho-Jin Wi, Yao Yi, Yang Yang, Zhang Xu Structural Engineering schlaich bergermann partner Partner Practice in China China Academy of Building Research Client JD Logistics Real Estate Division GFA 255,136 m²
Using a simple geometric principle, interlaced internal and external spaces are created that provide a diverse range of places for communication and exchange, as well as very varied worlds of work: the eleven-story building consists of three volumes that resemble a rectangular figure of eight, stacked and rotated by 90 degrees to each other.
This arrangement generates landscaped inner courtyards and roof gardens within the sculptural building ensemble. The new building was subject to a maximum height of 60 meters and, with its high density, offers flexibly usable office spaces, all with direct access to green areas. The figure-of-eight footprint layouts also make it possible to provide natural lighting to all workplaces.