A Tour of SGAD’s New Beijing Office
Advertising company SGAD hired design studio Soong Lab+ to design their new office in Beijing, China.
“Creative individuals, are dependent on work to shine in cement. They have the same way of doing things like cement, using clumsy methods to do solid. Through the complex environment of the times, they have a transparent force like light, changing new methods irregularly. SGAD is a new brand of full-case service established jointly by Shanghai Shengjia Advertising Company and senior creative people in the industry. Wang Songtao and his Soong Lab+ was invited to design the office space
The project is located in a 5A-class office building in the core of CBD in Chaoyang District, Beijing. The surrounding environment is full of vitality, change, a sense of the times, and a strong urban commercial atmosphere. As a creative advertising firm, the daily work is relatively free. When building the internal space of the site, based on satisfying the functional area, we emphasize more on the experience of people and the fun of walking. The city is like a noisy valley without an echo. The courtyard in the valley, which is not visible outside but brilliant inside, is a secret place to the heart. It is full of countless unknowns and surprises… It separates us from the city for a while.
This courtyard made of cement is a natural open space with a rich sensory experience, which contains the light of inspiration. Adjacent to the lounges of the ‘inner courtyard’, we learn from the architecture of ‘XUAN轩’ of the Chinese traditional gardens. ‘A straw shed as a shadow as cover, a ridge of hills, a few old trees’; Such painting makes other functional offices, meeting rooms, desks and chairs, plants, cabinets, and shelves as if there has the breath of pavilions, stages, trees, stones. Several windows strengthen the interaction of the space, where you can rest, meditate, view, and meet friends, full of quiet and comfortable.
In this “courtyard” that contains the elements of the times, AtelierTing provides furniture and products that reflect the key point of our design. They have a humanistic atmosphere, and the traces of use on the surface reflect the interest generated by the flow of time, but also a symbol of the continuation of life.”
- Location: Beijing, China
- Date completed: 2022
- Size: 22,000 square feet
- Design: Soong Lab+