Scheme consists of two towers linked by a skybridge

Foster & Partners has unveiled images of its newly completed headquarters for Chinese robotics and drone firm DJI.

Located in the southern city of Shenzhen, it consists of two towers of 40 and 44 storeys linked by a 90m-long ‘skybridge’.

Founded in 2006, DJI is the world’s largest manufacturer of camera and drone technology and accounts for around 70% of the world’s consumer drone market.

The 200m-tall towers bring DJI staff, who have been scattered between several Shenzhen buildings during the company’s rapid growth, into one place.

The firm’s office, research, and development areas are arranged in volumes cantilevered from central cores by large megatrusses, the first use of an asymmetrical suspension steel structure in high-rise towers of this scale. The towers also house four storeys of drone flight testing labs.

Each of the lobbies features a black pine tree surrounded by a Zen garden, set against a striated wall made of rammed-earth.

Fosters is also designing a major transport scheme in the region, the Guangming Hub, which will link Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou by connecting a high speed rail line with three metro lines.

The development will also include a cluster of towers featuring cantilevered volumes similar to the ones seen on the DJI headquarters.