No. 33 Xiaoyun Road Project is located at the junction of Xiaoyun Road and Dongfang East Road in Chaoyang District, Beijing, close to the Third Embassy Area, near the airport Expressway and Sanyuan Bridge in the East Third Ring Road, which is a prime location in the Yansha Business District. The project aims to build a benchmark 5A commercial office building in the hot areas of first-tier cities.
The project is located in the area of office buildings, rich business atmosphere, surrounded by high-end apartments, ordinary residences, and a variety of restaurants along the street, full of life, full of fireworks, is a rare complex block in Beijing.
The design scheme places two towers at each end of the L-shaped site, with the 86-meter-high Tower 1 adjacent to the busy Xiaoyun Road, filling the gap in the street interface while enhancing the image of the area with an iconic architectural appearance. The 100-meter-high Building 2 faces the relatively quiet Dongfang East Road, overlooking the embassy District and Yansha business District. The two buildings are connected by a sunken plaza in the middle, which is open to the public, both as a green landscape for viewing and as an outdoor overflow space for underground businesses.
Building 1 has made a double lobby design, among which the first floor entrance lobby is 9 meters high, the external wall is a hidden frame all glass curtain wall, the vision is open and transparent, the indoor and outdoor space is integrated; In addition, the sky lobby is set up in the top four floors, and the pointed arch three-dimensional steel structure is designed like a Gothic church. It supports the transparent curved glass curtain wall, breaking the visual feeling of horizontal and vertical interior space. While introducing sufficient natural light outside, it also increases the interest of the space, empowering the place and enabling people to feel the charm of the space.
Building 2 features a nearly cube-shaped podium with a two-storey lobby containing a conference hall and small and medium-sized shared meeting rooms. Restaurants and commercial facilities are also located on the first to third floors of the tower. The podium and the tower are connected by a high interior garden, and the two sides of the facade and the roof are enclosed by large-scale glass. The sloping natural light combines with the interior landscape, giving the office workers a moment of comfort and pleasure.
People can also easily reach the staff canteen and the shopping street on the ground floor through the escalator in the lobby on the ground floor, or go to and from the sunken square and street level through the large steps.
The design idea of seeking change in unity is the basic starting point of creating the project's own characteristics. This concept is also continued in the construction of space volume and detail treatment, bringing more vitality and fun to the project itself. In the facade design of the building, the unit glass curtain wall system is selected, and the unified partition module and rich facade details all show the simple modern style of the building and the implicit and restrained artistic connotation.
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