The incubator is located in the the CaoHeJing Hi-Tech Park, a high-tech industrial development zone in Shanghai. It was developed as a pilot project of a series of shared office developments meant to nurture innovation in the field of technology.
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The architects overclad the existing facade and wrapped the building in an aluminum skin coated with corrugated andperforatedpolyester powder. The new envelope provides insulation and shading to every workspace, while allowing optimal amount of natural light to reach the interior. The design team also introduced a central atrium that facilitates visual connections between the workspaces and encourages collaboration. A muraldesigned by Shanghai based graffiti artist, The Orange Blowfish, adorns the walls of the incubator.
+ Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects
Photos byPeter Dixie and Leiii Zhang