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Foster + Partners Designs Headquarters for DJI in Shenzhen

Foster + Partners Designs Headquarters for DJI in Shenzhen
Preview_Dajiang Innovation HQ, Shenzhen, China
(Courtesy: Foster + Partners via ArchDaily)

Foster + Partners has designed the new headquarters for Shenzhen-based robotics company DJI. The London-based firm has reimagined the office space for the world’s leading robotics company, envisioning it as a “creative community in the sky.” The building features two towers, which appear as stacked glass blocks, housing office space, research and development centers, and public amenities. According to ArchDaily, “the floors comprise floating volumes cantilevered from central cores by steel mega-trusses, ensuring maximum flexibility in large, column-free workspaces.” Quadruple-height laboratories are designed for drone flight testing while a sky bridge that connects the two towers will serve as the base for its latest drones to take off. The ground floor houses a public exhibition space and a theater for product launch, along with various staff facilities including a “robot fighting rings.”

Grant Brooker, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, says: “Our aim is to create a unique workplace environment that embodies the spirit of invention and innovation that has allowed DJI to lead the world in robotics and technology.”

DJI is world-famous for its “quadcopter” drones that are especially popular among architectural filmmakers and photographers. In an interview with Dezeen, architect Mark Dytham, delved on the potential of drones to change the way buildings are designed. He said: “In the future, you’ll experience architecture from drones. They will change the way architecture is perceived. We’ll all see buildings from above. We’ll cease to be ground-dwelling creatures; we’ll see things in a vertical dimension.”