The design of the Xiaomi Shenzhen International Headquarters represents the collision of technology and life and, together with the flagship Xiaomi Home store, will serve as a beacon for in the Shenzhen Bay area.
Centrally located in the Houhai Financial and Commercial Headquarters Base area at the base of the Nanshan Mountain, the 46,000 square-meter Xiaomi Shenzhen International Headquarter building celebrates the surrounding environments and will include spaces for gathering shopping, and creation, and will serve as a civic destination for the area.
“The inspiration for the design comes from the focus on technology and sense of wonder that Xiaomi brings to the public. The interior layout of the ‘Mi Rubik's Cube’ is based on architectural circulation and guides the interaction and integration of various program spaces, while the exterior concretely represents the unremitting innovation and collaborative spirit of Xiaomi's culture and mission.”
“Our goal is to design a more flexible and modular environment that can be adapted to suit the ever-changing technological landscape. The ‘Mi Rubik’s Cube’ will not only be the Shenzhen International Headquarters of Xiaomi, but also a vehicle through which the public can understand Xiaomi. We want to create an enduring home for cutting-edge design.”
The design celebrates technological innovation and serves as a vehicle for the public to learn about Xiaomi. The simple design of the tower highlights the logic and rigor of the building’s engineering. The rounded podium corners that lift off the ground floor create a welcoming public space that, together with the Xiaomi Home, establishes a sense of urban vitality in the area. A series of LED screens wrap around the podium and create an everchanging and lively display to celebrate life and technology and to illuminate the Xiaomi ecosystem and Shenzhen civic identity.
Peter Schubert, Kevin McClurkan, Grace Chen 陈昕昉, Matthew Ostrow, Kevin Kim, Christina Chung, Regina Jiang, Mengfan Fu, Jing Oh, Jessica Gunraj, Ayelet Gezow, Winslow Koisir, Xinya Li 李欣亚, Jenn Sandoval, Melanie Simmons