云际尚浦,上海 | Büro Ole Scheeren



The Axiom is an emblem of the innovation that is now synonymous with Shanghai and forms an elegant urban landmark as the gateway to Yangpu District.



Büro Ole Scheeren’s The Axiom breaks away from the archetype of corporate towers with a twist on minimalism and functionalism. Rising to 280 meters across 49 storeys, it is the first of two skyscrapers that will form the centrepiece of The Springs, the largest Chinese development by Tishman Speyer – an American real estate giant globally known for owning projects such as the Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center in New York. The second of the twin towers is currently in construction and will reach 250 meters tall upon completion.


The Axiom sits at the heart of the Yangpu District in the northeast of Shanghai, one of the city’s fastest-growing future-oriented centres and home to two of China’s most distinguished universities. The district’s young and dynamic talent has attracted renowned multinational brands including Nike, ByteDance and Bilibili to open their regional headquarters in The Springs. The landmark skyscrapers have been designed to meet the growing demand for flexible high-quality workspace in the flourishing district, providing over 2 million sq ft of offices, hotel, retail, and cultural facilities, including a theatre that stretches across the two towers.



Taking it further, The Axiom employs an offset core as opposed to the ubiquitous central-core typology, with the services and elevators protruding out of the façade. This frees the interior floor plates of mechanical and structural obstructions resulting in large, efficient and adaptable workspaces that can cater to both growing and established organisations. An offset core design is especially unique in buildings over 250 meters, making up just 3% of the world’s 500 tallest buildings. Liberated from columns and building services, such as elevators and trash chutes, the floors can be easily configured, accommodating future business expansion, collaboration and changing business needs. The design embraces the dynamic entrepreneurial spirit of Shanghai and the contemporary working environment.


Central to Ole Scheeren’s design of the towers are carved volumetric openings that form the sculptural Sky Terraces. These mid-tower spaces accommodate collaborative zones acting as social catalysts for The Springs development and visually anchor the workspace. The terraces align with the heights of the nearby buildings, providing the skyscrapers with a harmonious proportion and playful rhythm. The tower’s elegance is further enhanced by vertical bronze fins that also provide seamless lighting and ventilation for the interior spaces.



The Axiom embeds itself in the city with the Cultural Gate, a mixed-use podium which will connect the twin towers at its southern tips. The podium houses informal workspaces, public roof terraces and cafes, creating a sense of life and vitality that spreads throughout its surroundings. The Cultural Gate guides visitors into the centre of The Springs and towards a multi-form theatre for cultural events and activities, further dissolving the boundaries between the corporate function and public realm.


The Axiom stands as a new urban landmark of The Springs development. Designed as a leading destination workplace of the future, The Axiom is set to contribute significantly to one of Shanghai’s foremost business and innovation districts.

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