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SwedCham China invites you to join Alibaba Group 'Taobao City' Company Tour in Hangzhou with Alibaba Cloud on the 2nd of July 2023.

About Alibaba Group "Taobao City" by KENGO KUMA

260,000 square meters Taobao City is the headquarters of, now a leading IT corporation of China. Given the wetland location in the suburb of Hangzhou, we proposed a new type of office for this up-and-coming company by scattering low-rise buildings in layered floors, from which workers can be directly connected to their surrounding landscape.

The office block comprises two simple, flexibly arranged plates (approximate depth: 20m, length: 100m) in parallel, on either side of a green court yard. Such open, green atmosphere is rarely available in other typical city center offices.

The basic openings are glazing, but it has a detailed "bumpiness," since we treated the façade as a set of folds. One part of the folds (depth: 300mm) can be opened in order to bring in fresh air.

The six dispersed offices are loosely connected with bridge-like spaces called "links". Those links contain a sports hall, library, meeting spaces and other rooms, which can cater to workers' various activities away from their desks. The total length of these bridges covers over 1km. The façades of the links are woven aluminum mesh. It is a 2m-deep eave that can harmonize with surrounding nature – a contrast against solid, box-typed offices of the 20th century.

阿里巴巴西溪园区介绍:阿里巴巴西溪园区又名淘宝城,是知名互联网公司阿里巴巴集团的总部所在地,坐落于杭州市余杭区文一西路969号(高教路口),杭州未来科技城核心区域五常街道。 阿里巴巴西溪园区东至常二路,南至创新路,西至高教路,北至文一西路,规划总占地26万平方米,一期项目由8幢单体建筑和2幢停车楼组成,包括了员工主办公区、食堂、健身房、报告厅和影视放映厅等日常办公休闲的基础设施,总建筑面积约29万平方米 ,其主建筑体的设计由日本设计大师隈研吾担纲。


220 RMB for SwedCham Members

330 RMB for Non-Members

Date & Time

Friday, June 2, 2023

10:00 - 16:00 (Beijing Time)




10:00 - 10:20: Check- In at Meeting point in Hangzhou

(meeting point: 杭州地铁4号线 新风站 C口 Houzhou Subway-Line4 Xin Feng station, Exit C)

10:20 - 11:00: Bus Riding from Meeting point to Alibaba Group

11:00 - 11:45 "9 Stadium" Visiting

12:00 - 14:00 Freely Roaming + Lunch Break (bring your own lunch box or dine in the canteens)

14:00 - 15:00 Presentations by Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International

15:00 - 15:30 Mingle

15:30 - 16:00 Alibaba shopping mall visiting and event ends

Practical information

Meeting point in Hangzhou City will be informed one week before by email.

Please Note:

Trains/flights to Hangzhou, accommodation and transportation need to be arranged by the guests.

Lunch is not provided, please feel free to bring your own lunch box or dine in the canteens within the Alibaba Campus.

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