Minimalist and not cold, quiet and straight, unadorned simplicity beauty.
全球创新影像技术领导者 DJI 大疆总部，由福斯特建筑事务所（Forster+Partners）与大疆共同创作完成，命名为大疆天空之城。建筑位于深圳南山区留仙洞，历时六年建造完工，于 2022 年 9 月正式启用，为深圳这一走在中国创新前沿的城市，增添了一道重量级的天际线。
The headquarters of DJI, a global leader in innovative imaging technology, was co-created by Forster+Partners and DJI and named DJI Sky City. The building is located in Liuxiandong, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. It took six years to complete and officially opened in September 2022, adding an iconic skyline to Shenzhen, a city at the forefront of innovation in China.
| 以高技派手法打造漂浮建筑 |
Create Floating Buildings with High-tech Methods
After the deduction of hundreds of proposals, DJI Sky City has gradually explored the design route of asymmetric large overhangs. The building volume is suspended above the ground, the façade is staggered, a series of orderly “glass blocks” seem to hover in mid-air, and the simple and clear industrial structure gives the illusion of lightness and floating, showing Foster + Partners high-tech style.
The two towers are centered on a core tube that is as straight as two big trees. The other volumes are lifted off the ground, and six “glass blocks” boxes are suspended asymmetrically around the three sides of the core tube. The entire building’s structural system is both load-bearing and exposed as an aesthetic element. It is difficult to construct, and the space, structure and form achieve a high degree of unity.
塔楼间连接有一座极富张力的悬索桥，架设于大楼 24 层处。这一叶羽毛般轻巧的连桥连接两塔楼，大体块的结构与桥的纤薄轻盈形成对比的美感，天空之城的灵动呼之欲出。
The towers are connected by a high tension suspension bridge on the 24th floor of the building. This feather-like bridge connects the two towers. The structure of the large block is in contrast to the thinness and lightness of the bridge.
The rational, thorough and pure industrial style, the harmonious integration of high technical content and nature, is a direct expression of DJI’s corporate tonality. For Foster, DJI Sky City is a poetic combination of architectural aesthetics, technological breakthroughs and corporate temperament, demonstrating another skilled and self-transcendence attempt in this field.
| 以裸露对外的体块与结构丰富建筑层次 |
Enrich the Architectural Hierarchy with Exposed Volumes and Structures
Only the core of the building is on the ground, and the overall upward lift makes the building present a welcoming attitude, expressing the concept of balancing technology and nature.
Nearly 80% of the land area is open space on the ground floor; the greenery on the south side of the building extends to the podium roof garden surrounding the bottom of the tower, and the grey space under the cantilever brings people a tolerant, comfortable and quiet feeling.
The steel structure of the building seems to grow out of a green area, supplemented by overhead gardens and roof gardens, exuding vitality and harmoniously blending with nature, reducing the oppression usually brought by super high-rise buildings on a massive scale.
场地南北两侧道路有着约半层的高差，建筑师利用高差置入裙楼，裙楼的顶部与基地南侧的地面以约 2 度的上扬角度连为一体，沿坡降的道路向北前行，“下沉”的裙楼逐渐显现，从外部看，由天然石材挂板装饰的裙楼犹如一座城堡的堡垒。
The road on the north and south sides of the site has a height difference of about half a floor. The architect used the height difference to insert the podium. The top of the podium is connected with the ground on the south side of the site at an upward angle of about 2 degrees. Going north, the “sinking” podium gradually appears. From the outside, the podium decorated with natural stone siding looks like a fortress of a castle.
| 自然禅意与未来科技完美结合 |
The Perfect Combination of Natural Zen and Future Technology
Drone technology is a cutting-edge technology that is changing the way we interact with the world. The design of the entire headquarters space provides employees with a cooler, more humane, and higher-quality working environment. It is believed that more ideas will be born here in the future.
Entering the lobby, a black pine tree with a simple shape comes into view. With the shape of dry landscape and the rammed earth wall with natural texture, the perfect combination of natural Zen and technology makes it more peaceful and pure.
The office space challenges the traditional office concept, meets the actual research and development needs of DJI, and customizes the space use plan. The three blocks attached to the core can accommodate three independent and collaborative office spaces, adapting to DJI’s internal modular collaboration.
DJI Sky City aims to create a unique working environment and create an “air community” for Shenzhen which is the center of technological innovation in China. DJI Sky City become a classic representative of iconic “futuristic” buildings, reflecting DJI’s innovative spirit in leading the development of mechanical technology.