Decathlon Shenzhen Innovation Hub and Offices is an essential research hub for the brand. This center is responsible for industrial and material innovation for the brand, as well as research prototyping.
Architect: Hauner Architecture Location: Shenzhen, China Year: 2019 Architect of Record: 深圳市素客空间设计有限公司 MUNDUS DC Visual ID / Signage: Eduardo Alessi Wall Art: Tan Xuan Photography: Bruce Zheng
From the architect: The hub’s location also makes it an important supply chain point for Southern China. Research, innovation, and logistics are all brought within one place, in the OCT LOFT Shenzhen creative district.
The 2,800 sqm workspace aligns a sophisticated, interlinked program where collaboration and knowledge sharing among peers and departments is crucial. At the core of the brief was to promote employee well being. To achieve this, amenities such as leisure spaces, a yoga room, and a sports room. Floor to ceiling windows look out to nature outside. A central tribune takes the center of the space for 120 people – an area used for guest lectures and presentations.
The office is envisioned as highly flexible, with an interior capable of evolving and adapting over time. Upon completion, 100 flexible work stations allow for open collaboration. The hub can be modified to accommodate up to 200 comfortably.