Lebanese architect Ryan Ghassan Mhanna has won an international competition to design the Shanghai headquarters for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba (the group that owns the popular website AliExpress).
Mhanna currently works at the British architectural design and engineering firm Foster + Partners. The design provided by Mhanna has been guided by an innovative process that uses a complex algorithm to optimize the structural outcome. The algorithm combines several aspects that are crucial to the project such as, being highly responsive to environmental conditions, maximizing outside views, and the specific area requirements for different functions, to create the most appropriate form.
Mabrouk to Mhanna and props to Lebanese innovation!