CCD Headquarters – Shenzhen

  • Client CCD/Cheng Chung Design,
  • size 36,027 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Location Shenzhen, China,
  • Industry Architecture Firm,
  • CCD/Cheng Chung Design completed a space for their headquarters that is striking in every aspect of the workplace in Shenzhen, China.

    Following the 48F Mix Match Life Experience Center and the new office of CCD Shanghai Headquarters, 53A/53B at CCD Shenzhen Headquarters is officially opened. It is not merely a life experience space combining books, fashion, cafe, art exhibition, boutique shop, intelligent material showroom and meditation room, but also a dialogue between culture and nature, harmony between art and life, and the epitome of an ideal future life.

    Dream as a Horse
    The ideal lifestyle represents one’s dream and ambitions. The imagery of horse is invoked to interpret the unique and daring atmosphere of the space.

    The design narrative intends to convey the idea that work can be a poetic process integrated with the ideals of life. The majestic posture of the horse appears elegant in the space, and its spirit is the pursuit of our design. The horse jumps out into the space yet is independent from the secular world, conveying a certain symbolic meaning.

    The traditional office reception mode is dismissed, and replaced with an enclosed layout promoting communication in a relaxing and comfortable vibe. The historical photos on the wall are a tribute to the glorious memory of CCD in the past thirty years.

    Artist Bian Jiang’s statue “Pony Crossing the River” shows the courageous spirit of the horse and its insurmountable resilience.

    Poetry and Elegance
    When lifestyle and space become one, life becomes a celebration. Through a reasonable division of space, the cycle of time is broken, allowing people to walk in between, stroll, and get lost. When time stands still yet light changes subtly, the rhythm of space, the qualities of light, color, and textures, and even the scent of the greenery, all connect to the most primal self, free from the slavery of time.

    The floral art and greenery are strikingly red and lush, adding a touch of brightness to the elegant space. It enriches the space while creating a unique life force.

    Three kinds of specially customized seating, including high-back chair, comfort chair, and footstool, are particularly eye-catching in design.

    Every corner offers unexpected encounters with art, whether it is paintings, sculptures, or furniture. The contrast between long-standing tradition and new trend provides another possibility for the space, while shaping the designers’ lifestyle and aesthetics. The space decorated by art remains humble in the face of external clamors. With its nourishment, the space becomes romantic, intoxicating and relaxing.

    A Tribute to Craftsmanship
    The red bricks carry the color and temperature of the city, and inherits its historical memory.

    Authentic as the brick is, it is handmade by craftsman with a touch of quaintness. Thick to the touch, it faintly reveals a delicate aesthetic warmth. Traditional and crude, it is nevertheless full of cultural appeal.

    The only way to keep up the original intention is to live up to it. We pay tribute to the artisan spirit of those spending years crafting artefacts with heart and hands.

    Nowadays, in the face of the overwhelming fast-paced culture, we are determined to explore traditional craftsmanship more deeply and try to conserve it in various ways, which can be observed in our later works.

    In exploring the development of design, instead of simply pushing for technical innovations and breakthroughs, sometimes we have to step back and think about our roots. Consequently, we started to pay attention to giving back to nature.

    Design: CCD/Cheng Chung Design
    Photography: Wang Ting, Qiu Xin