UK architectural design and engineering firm Foster + Partners has unveiled the designs for the new headquarters of robotics company DJI, in Shenzhen, China.
The new building is currently under construction and its design challenges the traditional idea of office space to form a creative community in the sky.
The new building will feature twin towers linked by a sky bridge that will be used to showcase the latest drone technology.
The floors will be arranged in floating volumes cantilevered from central cores by large steel mega-trusses. This will create large, column-free spaces, including quadruple-height drone flight testing labs.
The building will also provide research and development spaces, exhibition areas and even robot fighting rings.
Foster + Partners studio head Grant Brooker said: “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.”
Last month, Foster + Partners officially handed over BBC Wales’ new headquarters in Cardiff, which was developed with a $184m investment.
Commissioned by Cardiff-based developer Rightacres Property, the building is part of the Central Square development that will include 93,000m² of office, residential and retail space.
At the heart of the building, a 4,000m² triple-height ‘hub’ will accommodate studios, offices and production facilities.
Designed by Foster + Partners, the building will house 1,200 staff from next year after the installation of the broadcasting equipment.