Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters / Morphosis

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Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters  / Morphosis
© Iwan Baan

Emerging Organically from Complexity

The Giant Campus is a compact village that accommodates diverse programmatic functions in a flexible framework of architectural forms that move into and out of a sculpted landscape. An undulating office building and an augmented ground plane marry architecture to landscape and environment to site.

Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters  / Morphosis
© Iwan Baan

Liberated from a primary ordering device such as figure-ground, competing layers disperse, fragment, and integrate. The once clear delineation of man-made and nature blurs into a wet palimpsest, and familiar distinctions between city and landscape, site and non-site, imagined and real bleed into one another.

Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters  / Morphosis
© Iwan Baan

Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters  / Morphosis
© Iwan Baan

Landscape, once the blank canvas for architecture and urbanism, becomes an active tool, shaped by complex urban forces but also, reciprocally, shaping its context.

Project Details:

Location: Shanghai, China
Architects: Morphosis www.morphopedia.com
Client: Giant Interactive Group
Site Area: 7.9 acres / 3.2 hectares
Size: 258,300 gross sq ft / 23,996 gross sq m
Program:Corporate headquarters office building, exhibition hall, conference rooms, auditorium, library, gymnasium, hotel, clubhouse, and pool
Design: 2005 – 2006
Construction: 2006 – 2010
Photos: Iwan Baanwww.iwan.com
Text: Morphosis

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