This complex multifunctional project along the largest avenue in Beijing forms the entrance to the Shougang Industrial Heritage Park. It is a project representative of China’s desire to renew its heritage and build projects almost self-sufficient in energy. The project is organized into two separate buildings, incorporating a tramway station, an exhibition hall, Shougang heritage management offices, a smart-city control room and also a room to promote this 10 km² site. The building floors are connected by a central vertical garden, ventilated transversely, with a monumental staircase crossing this light well and guiding visitors up to the green roofs and terrace. The 2000m² basement contains automatic parking facilities and technical rooms.
This project was completed in 2019. It has obtained the three-star China Green Building Evaluation Standard and the LEED platinum level dual certification issued by the U.S. Green Building Council. It uses the landscape and new building technologies to minimize its energy consumption; reduced air-layer windows to reduce thermal conductivity (k), 2000m² of solar panels, a radiant ceiling heating and cooling system, and a lighting system controlled by light sensors. The façade of the West building reacts according to the seasons and the amount of solar radiation. Energy consumption of the building is permanently recorded and communicated to the users.
The old structure is preserved and reinforced by a new cable stayed structure, which avoids affecting the existing foundation system. The façade of the East building is made of perforated Corten steel stabilized by its curved geometry.
For this project the workshop realized a complex assignment of architecture, interior design and also landscape design.