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National Library of China, Beijing, China, KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

National Library of China

The award among contestants taking part in the bidding competition in 2003 was given to KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten. The task to be fulfilled was to expand the existing library by adding a second tract to the building with a total space of 77,000sqm that was to house 12 million books. The existing old building […]

Raffles City Beijing, China, SPARK Architects

Raffles City Beijing

CapitaLand, a global, brand, owns Raffles City Beijing and managed its development and operation to make it an award-winning key component of it. Raffles City Beijing is located at the junction of Dongzhimen Neidajie and Beijing’s 2nd Ring Road. The site is at the heart of Beijing’s business district and sits on one of the […]

Beijing National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), Beijing, China, PTW Architects

Beijing National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube)

The highly sustainable structure is clad with translucent ETFE (ethyl tetra fluoro ethylene), a tough, recyclable material that weighs just one percent of an equivalent sized glass panel. The Aquatics Centre has a bubble cladding that lets in more light than glass and thoroughly cleans itself with every rain shower. It is also much more […]

Zhongguancun Christian Church, Beijing, China, Gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg and Partners

Zhongguancun Christian Church

The largest Christian church in China has a design characterized by a Chinese type of “triple p”. That means public-private partnership with commercial spaces on the ground floor, and by its striking facade rod system. The building forms a solitaire in the open space between Zhongguancun Cultural Tower and “city of books” with its free, […]