Beijing CBD East Expansion

Regional & Urban Design Award Submission

Located in the heart of Beijing, the Central Business District (CBD) has emerged over the past decade as China's primary global business address and is now poised for an eastward expansion that will almost double its size. Winner of an invited international design competition, the CBD Eastern Expansion Plan defines opportunities for the growth of commerce, industry, culture and the arts by establishing a flexible framework for growth and an environmentally sustainable approach to 21st Century city design.

Accommodating up to 7-million square meters of new development over a 3 square kilometer site, the plan calls for a restored commitment to public open space and a heightened focus on connectivity and mobility through advanced public transportation systems. A district wide intelligent infrastructure system, composed of integrated utilities and controlled by smart technology, enables the CBD to function at optimum efficiencies and creates a model for large-scale, low-carbon, urban development.

Architect
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Associate Architect
The Office of James Burnett
Client
Beijing CBD Administrative Committee
Location
Beijing, N/A
Category
Commercial