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DJI new global headquarters opens in Shenzhen

Jerman Cheung Jerman Cheung East Asia Press Office,Hong Kong
26 September 2022

DJI, the world’s leading consumer drone marker, opens its new global headquarters in Nanshan District, Shenzhen’ s technology and innovation hub. The landmark development, designed as a ‘floating community in the sky’, exemplifies the headquarters of the future and sets a benchmark for future R&D buildings in terms of efficiency and sustainability.

Working with Foster + Partners, Arup has provided integrated engineering design and consulting services to help realise this futuristic complex. Our scope of services covered structural, mechanical, electrical, public health engineering, fire, façade and transport consulting.

Covering a land area of 17,606m² with a total GFA of 242,000m², the development comprises two towers of 213m and 195m tall connected by a floating bridge. Each tower boasts six blocks suspended from the central core, resembling ‘wings’ in the air and echoing DJI’s business.

Our structural design played a key role in realising this unique hanging structure with exposed steelwork, creating a large span of column-free and flexible space for collaboration and innovation. Our design features composite beams with large openings penetrating through them to integrate the MEP facilities, achieving higher headroom for larger functional areas.

Mobility and connectivity are key to the success of this creative community. Our transport consultants worked closely with our structural and MEP experts and the architect to develop the best solutions. We adopted the innovative twin lift system and provided a pedestrian simulation service to ensure efficient use of the interior space while reducing energy consumption during peak-hours.

We are delighted to work with our client and partners to rethink and reinvent the workplace. This green landmark demonstrates not only the innovation spirit of DJI, but also our shared vision and commitment to a more sustainable future. The headquarters will serve as a creative, commercial, social and cultural catalyst for the Greater Bay Area. ” Feng-Jun Li Fengjun Lin Shenzhen Office Leader