Zhen Fund

2020 - 2021

1,000 m2 / 10,800 ft2

A project that takes advantage of immersive urban views while also conveying a sense of the significance and dynamism of the client's work and the tremendous joy and enthusiasm that is so characteristic of this company. We were asked to create a fairly typical office fit out for a prominent venture capital firm in Beijing. Slightly unusual were the very significant number of conference rooms of all sizes requested, as well as the "XL" room with seating for up to 100. Given the U-shaped space we had to work with it was clear that the challenge would be to avoid interminable and dull corridors. Further, with the firm known for its investments not only in tech startups but also in visionary new consumer products, the space needed to reflect a sense of optimism, ambition, and an embrace of the future. Further, the program requested was fairly tight relative to the space available to work with, so very free-form designs were not an option.

Architizer A+ Award, Jury Winner, Architecture +Workspace, 2022

Architizer A+ Award, Finalist, Commercial Interiors, 2022

Ellie Stathaki, “Office design: the latest trends in workspace architecture”
wallpaper.com, 10 October 2022

Yan Xia, “Missing My Office During COVID.”  Architectural Digest China, April 2022

2022 USGlass Magazine Excellence in Architectural Glass Design Awards

Wilson Barlow and Colleen Curry, “4 International Office Projects Show the Way Forward.”  Interior Design, September 2021

Interior Design Magazine, Best of Year Awards, Honoree, 2021

Kieron Marchese, “ASAP/ Bucks Convention with an Atypical Office Space for a Growing Venture Capital Firm.”  frameweb.com, 23 November 2021

designers: Adam Sokol; Michael Wysochanski; Li Ling; Cisem Saglam, Breanna Browning, Jia Ma

collaborators: LMio (Project Manager)

photography: Jonathan Leijonhufvud
©2024 adam sokol architecture practice