Gallery: Alibaba Headquarters Wrapped in a Spiderweb-Like Solar Shade

 
The headquarters of the Alibaba Company, designed by Hassell Architects, is a striking campus-style complex that showcases sustainable building strategies in Hangzhou, China. Based on the concept of interconnectedness, the buildings are linked by an ornate latticed roof that wraps around their exterior and serves as a sun shade.

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  1. citizen7 March 20, 2011 at 4:17 am

    “Alibaba’s 9,000 employees now call the 150,000 square meters home”?
    I really hope this doesn’t mean that the staff sleep under their desks.
    That poor work/life balance going on in China (e.g. Foxconn) would probably kill me if I had to do it.

    A shame they couldn’t carry the whole lattice frame and “green corridor” theme throughout the whole campus.

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