Jing Mian Xin Cheng by Spark Architects

Jin Mian Xin ChengImage courtesy of Spark Architects

Jing Mian Xin Cheng by Spark Architects

Jin Mian Xin Cheng is a mixed-use development adjacent to Beijing’s Fourth Ring Road. It consists of two office towers and a retail podium, with a protected public plaza to their rear.Jin Mian Xin ChengImage courtesy of ShuHe

The massing of the blocks was predicated and constrained by the sunlight requirements of a residential development to the north. Therefore, SPARK’s work focused on the detailed design of the façade and landscape. The design references a textile market that formerly operated on the site.

Jing Mian Xin ChengImage courtesy of ShuHe

Pleats” of perforated aluminium sheeting and a “weave” of rippling windows resolve practical issues (such as baffling traffic noise), while also sculpting new habitable zones at the building’s edge and creating opportunities for ventilation. The project won a “Best Office and Business Development” accolade at the MIPIM Asia Awards 2013.

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