A New Take on the Corporate Retreat

The tradition of a Corporate Retreat is undergoing a revolution. While the idea of a Retreat Center isn’t new, its connection to the resort environment is evolving.

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 “Corporate group travel is making a comeback as many luxury resorts across the country incorporate company retreats into their program.” (Forbes). With business retreats back on the rise, the desire for a personalized, resort-style experience prompts a new approach that invigorates previous corporate models.  On a dramatic peninsula in Lushan West Sea, the developer expanded the notion of the Corporate Retreat to a series of lodging and learning clusters, located to encourage deep inspiration. 

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While the building footprints are a common prototype; each of the elevations portrays a distinct, yet cohesive style. Each group of retreat clusters is linked with a jewel amenity building –celebrating intellectual study (library), business strategy (boardroom) and social interaction (dining hall).  This purposeful placement of buildings allows the dramatic setting to inspire.   

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In Longmont, Boulder County Colorado, Xilinx  has created a Retreat Center that is both connected and independent from the headquarters building. Connected by a bridge and open space path system, the retreat is tucked into a landscape of forest and stream. The stream headwaters flow from retreat into and through the headquarters, serving as a reminder of its presence.

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The future of the Corporate Retreat is a deep collaboration of personal and corporate goals, combined with a deep respect for the environment.

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