Located in an existing office building in Beijing, Elite's new headquarters incorporates offices -ranging from an open office area to high management individual offices-, as well as an exhibition space to present the company's history and achievements, besides a selection of artwork. Some major design challenges were the limitations of the space, the need to fit a vast program of roughly 1000sqm into an available area of 750sqm, and the prerequisite to combine opposing public and private functions. All of these asked for a comprehensive intervention that exceededa conventional office layout. Site and space limitations such as the low ceiling height, the static column grid, and the irregular perimeter of the façade were considered as assets instead of burdens, and utilized as drivers for our design approach. So as to maximize the available space, the design aimed for a function hybridization rather than a separation, resulting in a continuous system where circulation space is merged with functional one, and private functions with public ones. The different needs of hierarchyand privacy within the offices helped to organize the space. Both high- and mid-level management offices were located on the perimeter, leaving an open areawhere the rest of the functions are embraced by a ribbon. This ribbon creates a flow and brings the initially opposing program of offices and exhibition space into a single linear sequence. At the same time as it defines different areas for each of the functions, it connects them allby using a consistent architectural language. The folding shape of the ribbon translates to hybrid spaces that create a play of openness versus closeness, inside versus outside, and transparency versus intimacy. This blurry definition of the limits results in an interior space, which remains as open and spacious as possible, that enhances visual connections, and makes maximal use of natural daylight. The reduced material and color palette, mainly consisting of a wooden floor, white-coated panels, glass and a green wall, results in a non-distractive and balanced interior space, where employees can focus on their work while visitors can wander around the exhibition space without disturbing one another. The ribbon creates a unique and continuous spatial system; combining a functional work environment with a representative exhibition space, and offering its users a diversified and interesting experience.