Together with a truly international staff originating from and trained in Asia, Europe and North America, Crossboundaries works on enhancing global social awareness and sustainability on a local basis. With their main office in Beijing and a partner office in Frankfurt, architects and founders Binke Lenhardt and DONG Hao strive to implement their vision within both the Chinese and the German context. Their people-centred practice does not focus on architecture alone, as Binke Lenhardt explains, but on putting social responsibility into action. A good example for the couple’s work ethics is the Aimer Fashion factory. Rethinking the future of the rapidly growing Chinese lingerie brand, the fields of production and brand building were combined with the well-being of the employees.