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A Model for World-Class Corporate Training Centers

Taikang Life Insurance Company Business Academy
Beijing, China

HOK’s design of a “learning everywhere” environment engages Taikang Life Insurance Company’s trainees from the classroom to outside collaborations.

Located in the Changping district of Northwest Beijing, the business academy establishes a new benchmark for a corporate training centers in China.

This mixed-use complex comprises three main sections supporting learning, working and living. It includes state-of-the-art multifunctional classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms, offices, a cafeteria, student dormitories, a gymnasium and a swimming pool. A large atrium supports the teaching and learning spaces. A spacious south entrance provides the first impression to trainees.

Our interior design draws inspiration from Taikang Life’s people-centric culture and “From Cradle to Heaven” core value, infusing corporate training into life experiences.

The timeless color and material palettes help create a simple, elegant environment throughout the training center. The team expects the project to achieve LEED Gold certification. 


LEED Gold anticipated


484,375 sq. ft. / 45,000 sq. m.


Interior Design