Moyang Yang, Gen Zhang, Luca D’amore, Stephanie Leboeuf, Shen Yu, Ningbo Yang, Zilong Yan, Xiaoyu Hu.
China Aviation Changsha Design And Research Co.,ltd.
Hunan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd
Chang Sha Shi, China
JJM headquarters is the new landmark of Meixi Lake District in the city of Changsha. UNIT was commissioned to design this project in 2014, the first phase was completed in 2016, and the second phase was completed in 2023.
JJM is the first enterprise in China that manufactures GPU chips and achieves massive engineering applications, it is one of the leading companies in this field.
The building seamlessly integrates with the beautiful surrounding mountains and waterfront. “the design aims to create an Icon for the company and a landmark for the Meixi Lake District. The building represents the infinite future potentials of JJM.” UNIT Principal Moyang Yang explains in a statement.
The project is located at the east-most of Meixi Lake, standing close to the mountains and facing toward the lake.
It enjoys both the spectacular lakeside view and the rich natural resources of mountains and green belts. Nature is the spirit of the design.
The project is composed of three buildings, two six-floor office buildings that view toward the lake, the three-floor VIP center facing the mountains, and the space in between the three buildings is an irregular garden connecting to the mountains and the lake.
To reduce the negative effects of the huge massing. The lower parts of the office buildings which are mainly the lobby and Labs are formed as mountain-shaped volumes.
While the upper parts which are offices float above the podium. Fifteen modular windows with the same high and different widths compose the dynamic building envelope.
“Incorporating functionality, high efficiency, and local culture, the JJM Headquarters achieves prominence in the urban context with a visually dynamic design.” UNIT Principal Moyang Yang concludes.