China’s largest dairy products group, the Shanghai Bright Dairy & Food Share Co. Ltd., asked Arquitectonica to design a new headquarters office complex that would reflect the company’s standing in the industry and project a clear corporate image while accommodating a partially constructed building already on the site. Arquitectonica created an arrangement of structures that met the Bright Dairy’s aspirations, providing an open and welcoming environment that evokes the company’s ethos.
Located in Shanghai’s Minghang District, this 91,500 SF (8,500 SM) complex consists of a main tower, podium and auxiliary wings. The Bright Dairy Group Headquarters design segregates the functional components of the program into two distinct main zones: a lower courtyard block containing the more open and public functions, and a taller structure to the rear that houses the main administrative offices.
This structure is also distinguished functionally, housing the company’s main boardroom. Its form creates a counterpoint to the cylindrical void beyond that occupies the heart of the complex. This courtyard is open to the sky and surrounded by a gently rising spiral walkway that eventually culminates in a large multifunctional area that can be used to host special events.