Hetzel background image

Beijing Live!

Masterplan and Architecture: Concept

CLIENT : SkyOcean
LOCATION : Beijing, China
TYPE : Mix-use
SIZE : 5,562,454sq.ft / 516,770 m2

Another bold mixed-use scheme in Beijing; Our client, the Sky-Ocean, desired a scheme that is deeply rooted in Chinese cultural heritage and visual references, yet very contemporary.

Offices, service apartments and hotel rooms occupy tower volumes while retail, performance center, and an interactive museum dominate the podium. Inspired by junk ship sails, bi-discs, moon-gates and dragons, this steel and glass ensemble reflects the past, while clearly being focused on the lifestyle of the future.