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Amazing photos of Alibaba headquarters

Last updated on: February 1, 2012 15:11 IST

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Alibaba.com is one of the world's largest online business-to-business trading platform for small businesses.

Founded by Jack Ma in 1999, it claims to have 72.8 million registered users in more than 240 countries.

The Alibaba Headquarters' in Hangzhou has won the International Property Award for Office Architecture.

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Image: A view of the office building of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
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The building designed by Australian company Hassell has transformed traditional Chinese architectural office concepts.

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Image: A general view shows the office buildings of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
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With a fascinating design, the office highlights the need for sustainable building strategies.

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Image: Employees walk inside the headquarters office of Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
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Each building varies in height to give the complex a unique and attractive look.

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It has open spaces as well as private garden areas.

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The building is designed to maximise natural light and airflow to work areas.

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The building design reduces the need for air conditioning as it has elegantly designed sunshades.

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The open-plan workplace has been designed to encourage informal and creative meetings in the complex.

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An environmentally friendly building, it takes care of the health and well being of its employees.

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The walkways are lined with vertical stripes reflecting connectivity.

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The design is based on concepts of connectivity, clarity and community.

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The building which opened in October 2009, is one of the most impressive office buildings in China.

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The buildings range from four to seven storeys, with white sun shading screens.

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Alibaba's employees consider the 150,000 square metre building their 'home'.

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Jack Ma, chairman and founder of Alibaba.com, performs at an evening party in Hangzhou.


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