CEIBS Beijing Campus
CEIBS Beijing Campus occupies about 19.000m2 in a three floors building and a basement floor in a plot 33.000m2 in the Zhong Guan Cun Science Park in Beijing. The project is conditioned by the teaching function, the Zhong Guan Cun Science Park master planning which proposes a series of compact buildings scattered in the forest as small islands in the ocean and finally by the client´s needs of building it in two phases and making it look as good and as finished also at the end of phase 1.
The building in phase 1 is composed by a basement which occupies completely the plot permmited with the more public and main uses as the lecture hall, the amphitheatres classrooms, discussion rooms and bar. It is full of courtyards that like the Chinese traditional architecture give as a very good climate control and let us prioritize the relationship among different spaces not losing the complete vision of the building as it happens in the forbidden city in Beijing.In the other two floors we have some more discussion rooms and flat classrooms and other more not so public uses as professors and staff working spaces and organized as fingers linked to a long corridor. Each floor has a different shape and a different relationship with the forest. Basement relationship is with the trunk of the tree and with the courtyards full of green bamboo creating a introvert space, second floor with the crown with a similar ambient and is the third floor the one occupied by the staff and professors is the one that looks over the forest like a metaphor of a ship lookout.
The traditional Chinese architecture and philosophy already fascinated us, and it has been the engine of our architectural ideas helping us to shape the project, and it is easy to recognize it in the election of the colours and materials as, mainly, in the spatial configuration of the building. This is the way the building represents CEIBS spirit of encounter between China and Europe.
Now we can see finished the phase 1 ended but it will be in phase 2 when the building will be able to expresse the dynamic concept of balance of the Chinese yin yang in the Chinese architecture thanks to the feng shui art and, in this case, interpreted from our European respectful point of view.
Contributed by ACXT Arquitectos
Route 1: Head north fro
m Jianting Bridge of North 5th RING RD, merge onto G7 Jingxin Expressway. Then turn out the main road from Exit 6 (Shangdi West Rd/ Houchangcun Rd) and keep forward. Turn right at 2nd traffic light, then turn left into ZPARK North Entrance at the 1st traffic light.
Route 2: Head north along Wanquanhe Rd, merge onto Yuanmingyuan West Rd. Turn right on Malianwa North Rd toward east. Then turn left on Dongbeiwang Mid Rd, up north 1KM, arrive at ZPARK Southwest Entrance.
Route 3: Head north along Zhongguancun North Ave, merge onto Shangdi West Rd. until the end, U turn 150m, ZPARK Northeast Entrance will be on the right.
To Xi’erqi station of the line 13
(Turn right on the stop entry, walk 100m till the 1st crossing, then turn left and go straight 1km to pass ZPARK Northeast Entrance, then go forward for 800m.)
Collaborating Architects: Jose Cavallero (IDOM – ACXT), Inés López (IDOM – ACXT)
Collaborating Chinese Architects: Li Dongmei (IPPR), Chen Xuesong (IPPR), Li Huaisheng (Tsinghua Gongmei), Lin Junda (Tsinghua Gongmei) y Guo Wei (Tsinghua Gongmei)
Project Area: 18,000 sqm
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz