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ESSENCE FINANCIAL SECURITIES HQ, CHINA, ROCCO DESIGN ARCHITECTS


EDMOND AND LILY SAFRA CENTRE, ISRAEL FOSTER + PARTNERS


Carefully sited amid a “natural rugged setting” in the heart of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Edmond and Lily Safra Centre for Brain Sciences is “pioneering research facility for the scientific exploration of the brain,” said architects Foster+Partners. Once the new tram link to the city centre is open, the building will “act as a gateway to the university – its dynamic social spaces and laboratory facilities are designed to attract exceptional scientists, as well as to foster an interest in the centre’s research activities within the wider community.” The building is arranged as two parallel wings around a central courtyard, upper levels house 28 highly flexible laboratories linked by social hubs, “which are conceived to encourage informal interaction and the exchange of ideas between students and staff.” At ground floor, there are teaching facilities, a 200-seat auditorium, a library, cafe and a publicly accessible gallery for the display of relevant artworks. The courtyard at the heart of the scheme “unites these different functions, establishes new circulation routes through the campus and draws the greenery of the surrounding landscape into the building,” said Fosters. Planted with citrus trees and a man-made stream along its length, the courtyard forms a quiet, reflective space and a cool microclimate, mediated by a retractable ETFE roof.


Approaching completion in Shenzhen is the 193.5 metre tall headquarters building designed by Rocco Design Architects for Essence Financial Securities, featuring triple- and septuple-height courtyards that rise through the floors. Located in Futian, the central business district of Shenzhen, the tower combines two separate headquarters offices, financial trading halls, and commercial office space into a “vertical neighborhood,” said the architects. The headquarters offices occupy three stacks of floors at the upper reaches of the tower. “All are defined by voids at the centre of the floorplates,” said Rocco Design, rising six floors in the lower headquarters and three in the upper, “acting as communal courtyards and visually interconnecting the floors into cohesive office clusters.” Below the top headquarters is a set of full-depth floors that houses communal functions and executive offices. At the centre of these floors is a double-height lecture theatre with tiered seating. On each of the two floors it extends through, it is wrapped with VIP offices and conference rooms with views over the city and nearby Shenzhen Golf Course. The tower’s lower levels house a variety of commercial offices, spanning the entire floor plate to “maximise net rentable space.” Sitting at the building’s heart between the commercial offices and the headquarters offices is a ‘skylounge’ with amenities including a gym, conference rooms, and social areas.


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