SIIC Capital Offices – Shanghai

  • Client SIIC Capital,
  • size 25,080 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Shanghai, China,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • iDA Workplace created a dynamic and bold design for the offices of investment group, SIIC Capital, located in Shanghai, China.

    SIIC Capital, an outstanding leader of state-owned enterprises in the field of biopharmaceutical investment, continues to pursue a breakthrough in the traditional office image in this ever-changing era, and inherits and develops its essence on the basis of classicism.

    The first thing that catches the eye upon entering the office is the imposing, black water feature. Water droplets are the beginning of life and they symbolize the flow of progress towards the future. The still pool of water reflects the bold iron architecture and creates balance in the space. A long, raised table, a retractable projection screen, and a large space create a multi-functional space that can be utilized as a place to host meetings, collaborate, or welcome visitors.

    The wall in this space is designed to resemble the wall of a traditional Chinese pharmacy. Each panel can be turned around to reveal information about SIIC’s investments and holdings. We chose to avoid designing the entire space as a take on modern Chinese design with traditional features. We included modern touches to highlight SIIC’s spirit of exploration and innovation.

    A challenging aspect of the design was that all these spaces exist on a single floor. Each space must exist to suit its own purpose while complimenting the other spaces in the office. Constructed to a high standard, this unique office space matches the corporate aspirations of SIIC. The design is subtle and avoids visually overstimulating the occupants. Multifunctional furniture can be repurposed throughout the office to create a multi-scene space integrating business, medicine, and investment according to different work needs. The salon serves as a place where employees can gather to rest, socialize, or collaborate in a comfortable setting.

    Through the integration of the old and the new, exquisite construction details create a colorful new Chinese modern office space, as well as an inclusive culture and attitude. SIIC looks towards the future with a fresh new design!

    Design: iDA Workplace
    Photography: Highlite Images