Size/ 104,000 m²
Competition/ 1st prize, invited international competition 2013
Status/ Construction 2014–2018
Client/ Ningbo Labour Union/ City of Ningbo
Local architect/ NADI (Ningbo Architecture Design Institute)
Local landscape Architect/ NUCI (Ningbo Union Construction Design Institute)
Photo/ Marc Goodwin
The Home of Staff has an eclectic mix of functions, split across two separate buildings and linked by a landscape park stretching over 500m. The Ningbo Labour Union sees the complex as a second home for the members they represent. It provides support, health, education, and leisure facilities for almost 3 million members. It also contains arts and performance area, sports facilities and offices – all built on a base of commercial retail and exhibition space.