A manufacturer of flavour and fragrance additives, Huabao decided to reflect their rise to global prominence with a headquarters campus made from the repurposed buildings of their 1980s factory site in Shanghai. A new headquarters building would be the centrepiece of the plan.
To create it, the site's existing office building was transformed inside and out. The original facade was replaced with glass curtain walls, stone cladding and distinctive perforated screen wraps. Inside, the maze-like layout was supplanted by collaborative open-plan spaces that evoke Huabao's brand essence through a simple, elegant palette of natural colours and materials.