Jointly designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University and Aedas, our proposal is one of the shortlisted designs of Jinzhan International Cooperation Service District in Beijing. It is closely located to where the Embassies are clustered, embodying a harmony and synergy of cultural diversity. The district is aimed to become a focal development for Chaoyang, Beijing.

With a concept of ‘Central Fusion Zoning’, our proposal injects multi-functional industries to promote the city image, advocate international exchange and facilitate future development. The planning adopts a concentric circular zoning, optimising vibrant international commercial activities. The core ring integrates international retail streets, high-end border-crossing TOD facility and cultural centres whilst the middle ring provides amenities including hospitals, schools and residences. The outer ring is a cradle for high-tech industries, enhancing their productivity and efficiency through a humane working environment. The district is comprehensively planned, creating a mixed-use destination that gathers talents and provides diverse professional services to citizens.

Through a scientific research on the environment, an ecological and people-centric district is created by optimising the balance among wind, light, heat and sound. Our proposal implements 17 carbon-neutral environmental measures to construct an all-round low-carbon system, consisting of carbon-free buildings, energy-efficient transport, new energy consumption, green industries, low-carbon lifestyles and establishment of natural carbon sink.

The district marks itself as an integrated area of Beijing and a gateway to the world by means of strategic positioning, greenery and water resources planning, traffic structure and spatial experience. With a functional layout, 3 zonings are outlined to integrate the TOD with waterfront space, weave the whole district by interconnected pavements, and deliver a public realm for cultural icons and venues. Jinzhan International Cooperation Service District is designed to be a place-making hub and liveable community with a vision of advancing high-tech industries and international exchange.


Project: Beijing Jinzhan International Cooperation Service District
Location: Beijing, China

Design and Project Architect: Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University and Aedas
Design Directors: Ning Huo, Executive Director
Traffic Consultant: Beijing Railway Traffic Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd


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