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Project Name: Shoukai Vanke Centre Beijing Type: Shopping Mall, Office, Hotel Client: Shokai, Vanke Location: Beijing, China Construction Area: 84,000 m2 Above Ground, 48,000 m2 Below Ground Architecture/Interior/Landscape Design: CLOU architects Design Director: Jan F. Clostermann Design Team: Christian Taeubert, Hua Ye, Karl Nyqvist, Ben de Lange, Ali Yildrim, Duarte Nuno Silva, Katarzyna Irzyk, Huan Wang, Nuno Cardoso Dias, Elaine Kwong, Dominic Black, Bing Han, Ma Wenlei Construction Drawings: Sunlay Design Group Landscape Consultant: BAM MEP/Structure Consultant: CABR Technology Façade Consultant: Inhabit Group Lighting Consultant: LDPi Signage Design: TRYCOOL Photo credits: Shuhe, Amey Kandalgaonkar, BAM


Triangular Gardens In the Sky
Beijing’s Daxing area has been envisioned as a new gateway to the city. Located in the heart of Daxing district, the project operates as a key piece and the largest building complex within the regional development so far. The triangular tips of the floor plates become sky-garden balconies whose terraces provide a comfortable outdoor seating area. CLOU sees the outdoor workspace as a logical next step in the evolution of office culture.

Triangular Floors Design Strategies
Shoukai Vanke Centre is a 132,000 sqm mixed-use development which is composed of a 26,000 sqm shopping mall, a 124-meter-tall office tower as well as a hotel.

The office tower has a triangular shape which creates a strong presence at the main intersection yet appears elegant and slim from other points. The triangular shape is the result of a series of pragmatic decisions which include maximizing views towards the newly built park and integrating double-height sky-garden balconies into the tips of the floorplates. The terraces provide comfortable outdoor seating areas with spectacular views over the adjacent park.