HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang and Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou, with Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-yih and a broad lineup of global industry leaders cut the ceremonial ribbon during the grand opening of HTC new global headquarters in Taipei.HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, celebrated recently its 15th anniversary with the grand opening of its new global headquarters in Taipei. The new headquarters illustrates HTC’s commitment to creating innovative mobile experiences that make consumers’ lives easier and more productive.
The ceremony was hosted by HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang and Chief Executive Officer Peter Chou, and attended by Taiwan Vice President Wu Den-yih and a broad lineup of global industry leaders.
The official opening of the new headquarters building demonstrates HTC’s values, vision and innovative spirit. Keeping environmental sustainability and HTC’s design roots in mind, the building’s design process resulted in a space that conveys humanity, craftsmanship, simplicity, and fun. The clean lines and spacious atrium maximize natural light and increase airflow, which helps reduce the building’s carbon footprint. Hints of the company’s trademark coloring and branding emerge throughout the exterior of the building, such as in the white background, bold, black lines, and an abstract depiction of the letters H, T and C.
The new headquarters will be home to more than 2,000 employees including 1,000 R&D and design staff. The contemporary design, combined with the airy common spaces and high ceilings, will foster a collaborative, innovative working environment to create the best smartphone experiences for consumers worldwide.
The new headquarters includes a two-story multifunction employee lounge and a spacious cafeteria featuring chef-created menus.
The all-glass, state-of-the-art fitness facility located on the 10th floor features exercise equipment, as well as fitness, yoga and boxing instructors. Employees can also play basketball, tennis and badminton on the 17th floor courts.
The new headquarters includes a public art gallery and performance area, where employees and visitors can enjoy the work of local artists including world-renowned artist, Ju Ming. The HTC Foundation provides education to the young and disadvantaged and will occupy the second and third floors.
The Foundations’s space aims to foster training in leadership, communication and education to teachers and principals and will also become a starting point for children living in remote areas to open up their lives to an international perspective. – SG