Japanese architectural firm Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei has been awarded a contract to design headquarters of Ant Financial Service, the financial arm of Chinese Tech Giant Alibaba Group in Hangzhou. In the 88,500m2 plot beside West Lake, part of the parent company’s headquarters campus, ten-story buildings of 310,000m2 total floor area will be constructed with completion due in 2019.
The firm won the international competition with the conceptual design of “Garden Office,” which adopts harmonious structure with the landscape. 8,000 employees will work in the offices. (2016/11/2)