游览式办公，科尔卡诺总部设计 | 零壹城市作品
Promenade Workplace of Kano Headquarters| Works by LYCS Architecture
From OEM production to the establishment of its own brand is usually the way for Chinese manufacturing to reach the upstream segment of the industry.
∇ 从天空俯视overlook from the sky©吴清山
Kano is a new Chinese brand company with a broad international view, specializing in the development, production, sales and service of office furniture.Starting from 2019, LYCS Architecture and Kano have joined hands to create the Kano headquarters, which is now officially put into use. With a total floor area of 7, 500 square meters, this project is multi-functional for meeting, design, sale, R&D, training and showroom.
The project is located in Anji County, Zhejiang Province. Beneath the mist of clean water and green mountains, Anji, which is the only eco-country in China, also acts as a major town in China’s furniture manufacturing industry. The Kano headquarters is part of the Kano Smart Factory, which covers an area of approximately 200 acres and has a total floor space of over 200,000 square meters.
∇ 建筑及周边环境Architecture and surrounding environment©吴清山
The global trade order has become significantly turbulent amidst the impact of the epidemic, and the inconvenience of international communication has made the cross-border traders more cautious. It is common to see the salesmen engaged with the live steam for the cross-border clients. Therefore, the standardized, high-end presentation of the industry has increasingly become crucial to fleshing out the corporate brand image and winning the trust of new trading partners.
∇ 楼梯从前台开始旋转而上Stairs start to spiral up from the reception area©Sam
How to demonstrate Kano’s capacity for integrating the entire industry chain from design and development to manufacturing, while providing high-quality and inspiring working environment for its employees?
∇ 楼梯仰视图View of stairs from first floor©吴清山
我们说，零壹城市设计的不是房子，而是有趣的生活方式。对使用者真实需求的研究是我们设计的出发点，游览与办公是两种我们提取的核心需求。于是，设计团队提出的策略是“Promenade Workplace 游览式办公” 。将纽约古根海姆博物馆的环形动线与香港汇丰银行大厦阳光充裕的中庭结合起来会发生什么？
As we always keep in mind, what LYCS Architecture has committed to designing is the interesting lifestyle rather than house itself. Our design has started from the study of the actual needs of the users, and we extracted two core needs of the users: touring and working. Thus the design team came up with the strategy of “Promenade Workplace”, an attempt to combine the circular flow of the Guggenheim Museum in New York with the atrium of Hong Kong HSBC Main Building.
∇ 概念图 concept
∇ 楼梯全视角stairs overview©吴清山
The office area is arranged around a six-storey atrium, in the center of which the design team has set up a six-storey super-sized spiral staircase, resembling a huge stage. Resembling an extended profile, it passes through the space of reception, conference, sales, design, R&D, training, showroom and the president’s office in turn, sufficiently presenting how the whole headquarters works.
∇ 视线穿过楼梯看向对面的办公区Look across the stairs to the opposite office area©Sam
The tour begins on the ground floor, where the building’s vestibule opens to the south and the floor-to-ceiling windows blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. The sunlight, the lawn and products in public space meet there, creating a relaxing and warming feeling.
∇ 一层大堂公共区域Public area on the first floor lobby©Sam
On the ground floor there are a number of different sized areas for negotiation, meeting and relaxation. The space is abstracted with docks, containers, stacks and boats, showing the gesture of opening the doors to welcome guests.
∇ 一层大堂接待空间Reception area on the first floor lobby©Sam
∇ 一层大堂展示区域Display area on the first floor©吴清山
∇ 一层报告厅Lecture hall on the first floor©吴清山
The second to fourth floors are prepared for the teams of domestic and international marketing, design and development and whole-house customization respectively. The overall style is dark and bright, with three themes of commercial elegance, creative vitality and sweet warmth responding to their different functions.
∇ 二层办公区域office area on the second floor©吴清山
∇ 三层办公区域office area on the third floor©Sam
With the two axes of efficient privacy and open communication, the design team has designed a completely private telephone booth, a partially private glass box office area, a semi-open grille box office area, and an open office area that is completely open and encourages communication. The design with different scales and levels of openness provides an inclusive, equitable, flexible, sustainable and healthy workplace for all employees. Whenever good at social communication or not, they all feel comfortable.
∇ 开放与半开放的办公区Open and half-opened office areas©吴清山
∇ 环绕中庭的过道Passage around the atrium©吴清山
∇ 电话亭telephone booth©吴清山
Height adjustable desks, telephone booths and office furniture all come from Kano’s major product lines, which means that employees are both designers and sellers, but also first-hand users. They continually contribute to the iterative optimization from the real experience, and provide the use of scenarios for those from different products lines.
∇ 开放的办公空间open working space©Sam
∇ 不同产品诠释办公环境Different products explain the office environment©Sam
The fifth floor is used as the diverse space for meeting and training. With a variety of relaxed and active training formats, it makes the training less boring and knowledge acquisition interesting and efficient.
∇ 阶梯会议室terrace meeting room©吴清山
∇ 培训室Traing room©吴清山
∇ 大培训室Large training room©吴清山
Walking through the corridor is the corporate exhibition hall, which uses digital surround screens to create an immersive visual effect, giving the space a wonderful sense of art and future.
∇ 办公区通往展厅入口Entrance to the corporate showroom from office area©Sam
∇ 企业展厅Corporate showroom©Sam
∇ 企业家具展厅Corporate furniture showroom©Sam
The sixth floor is for the executives, where the overall style is more suitable for business, reflecting the functional needs of modern CEO and showing various styles of CEO workplace.
∇ 总裁办公室CEO office©吴清山
∇ 总裁办公室CEO office©Sam
Looking back at the atrium, you will find the staircase resembles a “veranda” bathed in sunlight. Skylights provide ample sunlight and fresh air for employees on all floors, helping them have a deep relax in between work sessions. Thus the atrium has become a unique identity for this company.
∇ 一路通到顶层的大楼梯All the way to the top floor©吴清山
∇ 楼梯全视角stairs overview©吴清山
Kano workplace proposes a new paradigm of both work and exhibition to the traditional headquarters office model, demonstrating the new concept of “promenade workplace”, where the workplace acts as the sales space, effectively helping Kano attract more customers and stand out in the competitive market.
∇ 在过道边往下看Look down from the passage©吴清山
∇ 3层平面图layout plan of 3rd floor
项目地点：中国 | 安吉
设计团队：阮昊 何昱楼 周淼 梁鸽 潘宇 王一如 辛歆 杨莉 张鹏 范竞文 张凌 李海峰 韩丽婷
Project: Workplace of Kano Headquarters
Client: Zhejiang Kano-cnZhejiang Kano-cn Office Furniture Co. Ltd.
Location: Anji | China
Design Company: LYCS Architecture
Design team: RUAN Hao,He Yulou, Zhou Miao, Liang Ge, Pan Yu, Wang Yiru, Xin Xin, Yang Li, Zhang Peng, Fan Jingwen, Zhang Ling, Li Haifeng, Han Liting
Photographer: Wu Qingshan, Huang Yaming, Hangzhou F12 Film studio
Established in 2011, LYCS Architecture is an internationally recognized and diversified architecture design firm. With a fun and adventurous attitude, LYCS dedicates itself to providing innovative designs and high-level professional services for the working and living style of people in high-density cities. LYCS’s major design types cover working, studying, living and retailing spaces, with the scope of service including urban planning, architecture, interior and FF&E design. The projects currently undertaken by LYCS are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and other places.