The headquarters of ATS, a ground-breaking IT company known for its creative mindset, is located on two floors of an office building in the center of Shenyang, a city in the north of China. Young H Design was engaged by ATS Intelligent Transportation Technology to design a new functional office for their location Shenyang City, China.
The fourth floor houses the main office area and the third floor the employee’s canteen to separate quieter workspaces from the noise created during mealtimes.
Young H Design, the architectural firm behind the project, took as its inspiration the client’s day-to-day business operations, which involve integrating digital and physical data on transportation into one online platform. The idea was to create a design language which is a balance between rigid faceted surfaces, representing the abstract network of coordinates connecting the virtual world of data, teamed with more gentle lines, which symbolize physical landscapes found within the natural world.
The blending of these two contrasting styles defines this user-centric workplace, which combines different functional areas for working, holding meetings, and relaxing. By using contrasting materials and textures the design aims to express the values and strengths of the company, and employs colors specifically selected to directly help enhance the morale and productivity of employees.
Well balanced spaces and non-standard solutions are the key features of this project’s design process. It aspires to be not merely a “Workplace of the Future”, but also a functional and striking environment that showcases the company’s culture. It emphasizes freedom and mobility, as well as providing ample settings for different collaborative styles, which ensure all staff can find the right environment to conduct their business tasks to the best of their ability.