JNBY Headquarters Project Canvas
Ph.: © Jin Shengjie

Oōeli Complex

Hangzhou | P.R. of China
Business Area
ArchitectRenzo Piano Building Workshop, architects
in collaboration withGroup of Architects (GOA) Co, Ltd.
Ph.: © Jin Shengjie
The Concept

Located not far from the Yan Shan river in Hangzhou, the site of the the Oōeli Complex (also known as JNBY Headquarters) is a significant part of a "superblock", a gated community measuring around 250,500 sqm (over 2.5 million sq ft). Born from the idea to build a “city parlour” or an “oasis” for a diversified range of activities and events, the project is a comprehensive art park integrating office, art museum, art center, show field, commerce and other functions with 17 low-rise buildings with nine to eleven floors each. The blocks are organized around a main green core garden. In contrast to the façade facing the interior green space, the façades facing the city are more protective and tighter with smaller measures vision panels.


The buildings feature extensive green planted façades which, together with tea roofs and planted terraces, act as solar shading devices, while the other elevations are equipped with aluminum panels, fritted glass, and architectural concrete. IGU (Insulating Glass Unit) façades with low-e coating and motorized sunshades systems permit to control daylighting and improve thermal efficiency, thus ensuring maximum comfort to the internal spaces.

The Project
Scope of Work

17 low-rise office buildings, for a total façade area of around 88,000 sqm (947,200 sq ft) of IGU façades with low-e coating and motorized sunshades.


48,400 sqm (521,000 sq ft) of unitized aluminum façade (size 1,500 x 3,700 mm / 59 1/16 x 145 43/64”), 7,700 panels of operable façade (size 750 x 3,700 mm / 29 17/32 x 145 43/64”), 21,000 sqm (226,000 sq ft) of retail glass façade system (size 1,500 x 4,500 mm / 59 1/16 x 177 11/64”).

Technical Details


ARCHITECTS: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects in collaboration with Group of Architects (GOA) Co, Ltd.


CONTRACTOR: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Corp., Ltd. (CSCEC 3rd Bureau)

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