Headquartered in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Kaidi Electrical is a front-end manufacturing enterprise in linear drive industry. Its business covers the world and its overseas revenue exceeds 50%.
Because of its rapid development, Kaidi Electrical is in urgent need of a new headquarter space adapted to its new working lifestyle and a manifesto of the international gene of Kaidi Electrical.
FTA, with its integrated design concept and in-depth understanding of future of working, won the design opportunity of Kaidi Electrical headquarters.
At the beginning of the conceptual design stage, FTA deep dived into the core demands of Kaidi Electrical by hosting workshops on organizational structure, corporate culture and employee needs at work. Based on “inside-out and outside in" and “operation-based” design strategies, FTA’s design aims to achieve operation optimization and facilitate the growth of Kaidi Electrical.
In terms of architectural design, FTA has carefully selected a modern, concise and sophisticated facade, to create a sharp and edgy style for R&D headquarters.
One of the highlights is the patio garden.
To leverage the original headquarters and to meet future employees’ demands, FTA encloses the old and new buildings to create a patio garden, which not only resolves the internal closed state of the original building, but also ensures sufficient natural light, and creates a large-scale communication space and office landscape.
Taking the patio garden as the center, it is surrounded by the cooperation area and the VIP reception area. The changing natural landscape brings a unique visual experience to Kaidi employees and customers, stimulating the best working state.
In terms of interior design, FTA arranges functional space and pedestrian flows according to Kaidis customised demands, which takes into account the balance of privacy and openness.On the relatively convenient first and second floors, the exhibition, reception, meeting and communication areas are arranged; from the third to the sixth floor, which are more private, R & D, joint office, independent office of senior executives, plus an intelligent central control room unit which can monitor 27 overseas factories in the world in real time are located.
Kaidi Electrical is in fast track,the staff growth rate is amazing.
FTA has customized the flexible space for Kaidi, including the design of a set of 3 * 3M detachable cube space. On-site employees can flexibly combine it into a multi area meeting room with sound insulation function, or provide some independent office space for the department managers who will join in the future, which can easily be completed in one weekend!
Also, to meet the need of big interview needs, FTA allocated an important area to the human resources department on the first floor, improving the interview efficiency by cutting the physical distance between HR and interviewees.
Through the “inside – out” design strategy, the headquarter not only meets the present & future needs of Kaidi Electrical , but also enhances the corporate image. The integrated design makes “agile working” possible, while minimizing the time cost and project budget. It can be said that Kaidi Electrical is a successful headquarters that integrates design in all aspects.