“Form flows function” is one of the most fundamental principles of modern architecture, which is perfectly demonstrated in the MOC DESIGN Shenzhen Office.
The office is located in the creative park of Vanke Design Commune. The ground floor is an open public green park, while the underground space is integrated with the park to form an open area that serves as a park for daily activities of the surrounding residents and offices for the creative industries.
▲办公室位于公园负一层，The office is located on the ground floor of the park
Based on the needs for the community tenants and offices, MOC defines the overall space with the “hidden” and “visible” functions. The “hidden” refers to an office area with quietness and concentration, while the “visible” is an area that provides quality displays and recreational functions for the community.
The main entrance to the office is the central corridor on the ground floor of the park, where MOC wishes to provide an interesting display for the community residents who come and go through the corridor, as well as a quiet working environment for designers.
Two transparent boxes are placed in the center of the space, dividing it into four areas： the art lobby, the transparent box area, the public office area and the secondary area.
▲两个透明盒子被置于空间中央位置，有序的划分了空间的功能，The space is centrally positioned with two transparent boxes, dividing the functions of the space in an orderly fashion.
The area facing the central corridor is divided as the art lobby. A three-dimensional calligraphic art installation made from black bamboos strokes against a pristine grey-white hemp stone wall, which provides an interesting display for the community residents, while also effectively dividing the space and hiding the office area with privacy.
▲办公区隐退至前厅后面，空间色调的变化引导氛围与情绪转换，The office area is retreated to the back of the front lobby, where a change in the spatial palette leads to the switch of atmosphere and mood.
▲前厅及装置细节，Front lobby and details of installation
Through the front lobby, it comes to the office area. The tone of the space changes from light to dark, naturally switching the atmosphere and mood in the space.
The office area presents a calm, clear and stable atmosphere, and transparent quality. At the entrance, the conventional reception desk is replaced by a lounge area, which not only satisfies the daily reception, but also provides a resting place for employees after work.
▲休闲区，The lounge area
▲办公区可透过会议室看到休闲区，The lounge area is seen through the conference room of the office
▲从会议室看向休息区，Looking into the lounge area from the conference room.
Silver-grey corrugated galvanized panels wrap the entire office wall. The vertical texture of the panels echoes with the double-layered sunlight panels that separate the transparent box, as well as the large white curtains in the secondary area. But these three patterns vary in density and their warm and cool textures make the space visually simple, unified and varied.
▲镀锌波纹板和双层阳光板的纵向肌理互相呼应，The vertical texture of the corrugated galvanized panels and double-layered sunlight panels echoes each other.
The box area in the space is designed to the conference room and director’s office in consideration of the crowd gathering and scattering for work. Both sides of the box are turned into design office and other supporting departments. The dynamic path revolves around two boxes. The conference room is enclosed by the transparent glass partition while the office box is enclosed by double-layered sunlight panels and glass, satisfying the need for certain privacy in the office.
▲会议室盒子“隐”于前厅后面，The box of conference room is “hidden” behind the front lobby.
▲空间细节，Details of space
▲空间动线围绕两个盒子展开，The spatial dynamic path revolves around two boxes
▲在走廊透过会议室看到办公区，View of the office area from the corridor through the conference room.
The open office is furnished with an extraordinarily large desk and individual light controls above it, which meet the designers’ daily working needs while balancing the team’s usual communications, discussions and working comfort. An equal and integrated working atmosphere is established by linking different spaces together.
The secondary entrance to the office, which like the main entrance, faces the public corridor of the block. It is another “visible” area. In this semi-outdoor space, an outdoor lounge area is designed to provided leisure seating for community residents as well as a more varied office scenario for the company.
▲办公区概览，Office area overview
▲从会议室看向办公区，Looking into the office area from the conference room.
▲户外休闲区，The outdoor lounge area
设计单位：MOC DESIGN OFFICE
设计团队：MOC DESIGN TEAM
业主：MOC DESIGN OFFICE
Project Name：MOC DESIGN Shenzhen Office
Design Company：MOC DESIGN OFFICE（www.moc-office.com）
Leading Designers：Liang Ningsen, Wu Xiuwei
Design Team：MOC DESIGN TEAM
Location：Vanke Design Commune, Dashi 2nd Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Materials：Corrugated galvanized panels, double-layered sunlight panels, black matte fluorocarbon paint, white hemp stone, grey-rolled carpets
Client：MOC DESIGN OFFICE