By Margaret Conley
Bloomberg TV News (China)
9 September 2011
Peter Duncan, HASSELL Chairman, talked to Bloomberg TV's Margaret Conley about the design of Alibaba Group's corporate headquarters in Hangzhou, China.
The Alibaba Headquarters is a benchmark for the modern workplace in China, comprising 150,000 square metres of flexible open plan office space within a campus style layout. The design is based on the concepts of connectivity, clarity and community. The workplace has been designed to be a positive and healthy environment to encourage informal and creative meetings throughout the complex.
In the interview, Peter talks about why the Alibaba Campus is designed to convey connectivity and community. Click here to watch the interview on Bloomberg TV.—
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