Multifunctional volumes for a community office in Beijing

Mezzanines, curved lines and sage green surfaces: Qucess Design conceives Inno. EcoSLab, a city landmark intended for relaxation and meeting, open 24 hours a day. 

Inno. EcoSLab is a community space located in Beijing, in the centre of Zhongguancun, a technology hub that in recent years produced numerous start-ups and enterprises, becoming the main resource for innovation and entrepreneurship in China.

Inno. EcoSLab
QUCESS DESIGN, Inno. EcoSLab. Photo Shi Yunfeng

Qucess Design studio renovated a space on the corner of Chuangye Street, offering the city a place to meet and socialize, work and relax, open 24 hours a day. A city landmark, conceived from the concept of metabolism, which aims to convey change and growth in the city.

The studio founded in Beijing kept the perimeter structure intact and developed the project on the basis of the pre-existing structure, adding in the environment multifunctional volumes composed of open, semi-open and closed areas.

Inno. EcoSLab
QUCESS DESIGN, Inno. EcoSLab. Photo Shi Yunfeng

Curved volumes and cuts in the walls define the spaces, which are thus fluid and interconnected, while at the same time providing private spots. A central block with stairs, surrounded by a white metal structure, gives rise to mezzanines at different heights where people can eat and work in comfort. Sharing areas are defined by softly shaped green steps, accompanied by small tables.

Inno. EcoSLab
QUCESS DESIGN, Inno. EcoSLab. Photo Shi Yunfeng

Inno. EcoSLab consists of several functions: a sharing area, bar, working zone with a meeting room, a booth area and a sleeping cabin. With the aim to regenerate the guests, fresh colours such as sage green and white are used in the space, while the use of vegetation completes the environment. 

Inno. EcoSLab
Beijing, China
Community spaces
Design director:
Li Yiming
Chief designer:
Wang Xueli
Soft Furnishing Director:
Hu Kun
Hard outfit team:
Li Liang, Ji Shichao, Han Zhangsheng, Zhang Zhihao, Ren Lulu, Wang Qian
Soft Decoration Team:
Pingfan, Zou Guangpeng
3,240 sqm

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