Coworking is a relatively new concept in China, but its popularity is on the rise. Real estate giant Shimao Property chose this rapidly expanding metropolis in the Yangtze River delta for MWorks Mao Space, its first foray into the industry. The 32,000-square-foot project, by Shenzhen-based Matrix Design, puts an emphasis on luxury while providing a full slate of amenities for workers from small to midsize companies. On the first floor, a reception lobby flows into a multifunction hall for events and lectures or leisure time.
Above, floors are connected by a central winding staircase. The flashes of color that weave in and out of the setting aren’t just for aesthetic purposes—they are also a wayfinding device for different function areas, from individual workstations to team zones. Like the best coworking spaces, MWorks eliminates barriers to facilitate communication and the free flow of ideas.
Project Team: Guan Wang; Idmen Liu; Zhaobao Wang.