Xiaomi Campus Headquarters
A cluster of 8 office and research institutional buildings within the Xiaomi headquarters is a pivotal consolidation for Xiaomi Corporation and its staff in Beijing, China. As a very young and upcoming startup of a mere 8 years, it is an upbeat campus for its young working cohort.
The landscape design aims to enliven the campus environment with a strong diagonal emphasis and datum that strings all office blocks in its arrival and circulation on the ground plane. A series of art works are planned in the works to dot the landscape both on the ground level and in the subterranean basement wherein staff congregate daily for lunch in its own canteen. A large and transient reflecting pool commemorating the 8th anniversary marks the entrance and reflects the logo ephemerally.
As a spearhead to future artworks, the basement climax is an interactive artwork of the Xiaomi mascot – MiTu – as a cascade of perforated boxes fitted with random LED lights. One is able to shine a light on the boxes as night falls to generate a series of reactive spot lights flickering and dancing across the platforms. Light intensity increases exponentially as more visitors shine on the artwork. As envisioned, this courtyard has become an instantly instagrammable spot for all the enjoy and check-in to.
Many rest spaces, break-out zones, small pavilions for smoking areas dot the periphery of the campus in consciously reducing the scale of campus. At the same time within the diagonal axis, larger event spaces anchor both the ground floor and basement landscape decks, interconnecting all atriums and lobbies throughout the cluster.
The use of the Xiaomi logo orange colour dot the landscape creating and reinforcing its corporate identity throughout. At night, the orange glow continues onto the buildings’ facade lighting design, creating a holistic institutional environment.
- ClientXiaomi Group
- ScopeConcept | Schematic | Design Development | Construction Review | Implementation
- TeamJerome Lee, Xibei Wu, Puyu Wang, Skylar Zhang, Qi Liu
- PhotographerYu Lifeng