Reconciling medical traditions

KWG Biovalley

Like many countries, China invests in life sciences for the advancement of human health. In parallel is its peoples everyday use of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Conventionally treated as binary opposites, this development for advanced medical research takes the bold step of bringing the two together on one campus.

Edged with canals, the extensively landscaped campus recognises the health benefits of access to nature, acknowledged by both forms of medicine. In the developments marketing suite and co-working space, it’s the relationship with nature which our design responds to, partly through material choice, and reinforced by the decision to establish a full-sized tree within the open light well on this buildings second floor, bringing nature into the very centre of the workplace, for benefit of everyone.


Shanghai, China


Commercial Interiors


Fit Out


98,900 ft² / 9,195m2


Interior Design, FF&E Design & CGI production

Wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, the five elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are a reference point for our materials.

The health benefits of drinking tea are well known across cultures, and this tea room celebrates the vessels in which the drink is made.

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