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OPPO Headquarters

  • Shenzhen, China
  • 2020 – 2025
  • OPPO Telecommunication
  • Design
  • 185,000m2

Following the international competition, Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has been selected to build OPPO’s new headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

OPPO launched their first phone in 2008, growing to become China’s leading smartphone manufacturer and the fifth largest worldwide with over 40,000 employees in more than 40 countries. Pioneering new communication technology in smart devices and internet services, OPPO has established six research institutes, four research & development centres, and a global design studio.

Accommodating this growth, OPPO’s new headquarters will continue their commitment to connectivity through design.

Conceived as four interconnected towers reaching a height of 200m (42 floors), the 185,000 sq.m design incorporates two towers of flexible, open-plan spaces linked by a 20-storey vertical lobby, and two external service towers providing vertical circulation. Orientated to maximize the views over Shenzhen Bay, the towers taper inwards at lower levels creating large civic spaces at street level.

Locating the towers' service cores externally frees the centre of each floor from obstructions; providing uninterrupted views throughout the building that will enhance interaction between employees.

Large atrium spaces unite all occupants through visual connectivity, helping to foster collaboration between different departments of the company. The abundance of natural light, varied working environments and diversity of routes for staff and visitors to move through the building are all conducive to creative engagement and spontaneity.

Developed as a new civic space for the city with a public walkway diagonally traversing its centre, OPPO’s headquarters will include a landscaped plaza, art gallery, shops, restaurants and a direct link to the adjacent station of Shenzhen’s subway network.

The 10th floor Sky Plaza will provide local residents, visitors and OPPO employees with varied dining, leisure and entertainment facilities, while the rooftop Sky Lab will be a popular public space with spectacular views over one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

Following LEED Gold certification of ZHA’s Leeza SOHO tower in Beijing and Generali Tower in Milan, the new OPPO headquarters has been designed to target LEED Gold from the US Green Building Council; developed with 3D Building Information Modelling and energy management systems to optimise efficiencies.




Patrik Schumacher and Christos Passas

Design Director (Competition Stages)

Christos Passas

Senior Project Architect (Competition Stages)

Hussam Chakouf

Lead Designers (Competition Stages)

Melhem Sfeir, Duo Chen, Ekaterina Smirnova

Team (Competition Stages)

Aleksandar Bursac, Mihai-Dragos Potra, Vera Kichanova, Yasemin Muduroglu, Ying Xia, Zohra Rougab

Façade specialist (Competition Stages)

Massimo Napoleoni

Workspace group (Competition Stages)

Uli Blum, Philipp Siedler, Lorena Espallat-Bencosme

Beijing Team (Competition Stages)

Satoshi Ohashi, Yang Jingwen, Juan Liu, Qi Cao, Che Hung Chien, Meng Zhao

Project Directors (Design Development Stage)

Charles Walker, Christos Passas, Satoshi Ohashi

Project Architects (Design Development Stage)

Hussam Chakouf, Juan Liu, Aurora Santana

Design Coordinators (Design Development Stage)

Kwanphil Cho, Melhem Sfeir, Duo Chen, Alicia Hidalgo-Lopez

Façade Team (Design Development Stage)

Pelayo Bustillo Macias, Martin Pfleger, Reza Karimi

Architectural Environmental Team (Design Development Stage)

Carlos Bausa Martinez, Nelli Denisova, Kate Hunter

Façade Geometry Specialist

Reza Karimi

Planning & Design Team (Design Development Stage)

Frenji George Koshy, Lenka Petrakova, Ekaterina Smirnova, Aleksandar Bursac, Zohra Rougab, Anna Uborevich-Borovskaya, Christina Christodoulidou, Congyue Wang, Jiaxing Lu, Marius Cernica, Mihai-Dragos Potra, Qi Cao, Yang Jingwen, Ying Xia, Yasemin Muduroglu, Maria Avrami

Project Management


Local Design Institute


Structural Engineer

LERA Consulting Structural Engineers


China Construction First Building (Group) Corporation Limited