Lenovo
       
     
 Assembly pavilion
       
     
 Interlocking gardens
       
     
 Pavilion section
       
     
 Pavilion interior
       
     
 Work block garden
       
     
 Curtain wall study
       
     
 Module study
       
     
Lenovo
       
     
Lenovo

Beijing, China

Client
Lenovo

Role
Design Principal
Gensler

The Chinese Government, in partnership with the technology giant, Lenovo, invited teams from around the world to compete for Lenovo's Asian campus headquarters located 15 kilometers from central Beijing. After purchasing the PC business from IBM, Lenovo became the largest technology provider in Asia. Several universal planning strategies that combined the human scale of the old city and workplace strategies of the new city were overlaid to house 10, 000 workers along with 10,000 cars. Work zones, or work blocks, represented 80% of the program and were partnered with assembly areas and amenities. Social and service oriented programming was located on the ground floors, and interlocked with gardens and other outdoor features. Each garden was unique to each building and was inspired by the traditional Chinese landscape and its surrounding neighborhoods.

 Assembly pavilion
       
     

Assembly pavilion

 Interlocking gardens
       
     

Interlocking gardens

 Pavilion section
       
     

Pavilion section

 Pavilion interior
       
     

Pavilion interior

 Work block garden
       
     

Work block garden

 Curtain wall study
       
     

Curtain wall study

 Module study
       
     

Module study