Chinese phone-maker Xiaomi revealed today that it’ll build its own campus in Beijing’s top Silicon Valley area. The company signed the paperwork today at a ceremony in the Chinese capital, but it didn’t reveal the planned design or its estimated cost.
The eventual new home will mean that Xiaomi can move out of its current bases, which scattered across three nondescript office buildings. Once completed, Xiaomi will join local web giant Baidu in having its own sprawling campus facility in the hi-tech Haidian district of the city.
Xiaomi describes the planned new home as a business park which is being built together with software maker Kingsoft. Xiaomi founder and billionaire Lei Jun is a co-founder of Kingsoft and remains chairman of the board.
Until we get to see architectural plans for the new campus, check out a few photos from Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra (shameless plug: Barra will be speaking at our Startup Asia Singapore event on May 7 and 8) of one of its current office spaces in Beijing. I hope they keep the slide when they move to the campus.Editing by Willis Wee