Creating addresses for companies
Fengtai Business Park Extension
Location: Beijing, China
Client: ABP Advanced Business Park Co. Ltd.
Programme: 24ha masterplan and architecture for new office quarter, total floor area 680.000 m2
The eastern extension to the Fengtai Business Park located at Beijing’s 4th Ringroad will take the form of an office quarter – a new piece of city. A clear urban block structure defines the new public streets and green squares creating a sophisticated and luxurious urban atmosphere. A rich mixture of building types and characters will add a human scale and natural complexity. Buildings will have their formal entrances and facades oriented towards the tree-lined streets to create desirable addresses and a natural progression from city life to business life.
The plan consists of three conceptual layers in order to realise the vision of a new city quarter:
- The large development plots are broken down into smaller ‘urban blocks’ this creates a permeable network of streets, and addresses for the buildings.
- Each plot has a green space – a ‘London Square’. These green spaces bring value into the heart of each plot in the form of quality green space.
- A diverse mix of building sizes and characters bring human scale and a natural complexity to create the atmosphere of a true urban quarter.
A typical plot consists of two different types of block: Pairs of the financial office building type form a block which has commercial programme orientated towards the Western edge. The smaller R&D buildings form a block in groups of four to six buildings around a central parking courtyard.
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Gerard Maccreanor, Ken Thompson, Magdalena Szczypka, Tong Lingfeng, Roland Winkler