Category
Transit Orientated Development
Country
China
Year of Completion
2008
Client
Guocoland (China) Limited
Size
538,330sqm
Work Scope
Partial Architectural Services

Beijing Guoson Centre is conceptualised as a ‘collection of treasures’, or precious gems strung together due to its range of functional programs – a transport interchange, retail mall, five-star luxury hotel, two office towers and residential apartments. The retail podium unifies the development, comprising the South and North retail complexes. These envelop a well-landscaped central court on the podium roof deck level. Thematically, the facades of the South Retail complex and the twin towers are designed to emulate jewels through glazed onyx panels and windows tilted at various angles respectively.

The development’s focus is the luxury hotel – the ‘Crown Jewel’. A well-proportioned façade recalls the intricacies of traditional Chinese craftsmanship, expressed with present day architectural elements resulting in an elegant and timeless expression. High quality finishes on the exteriors and interiors reflect its refined nature.

The residential apartment block lies adjacent to the luxury hotel. One side faces an urban edge, the other an internal landscape court. The urban ‘front’ is modern and sleek responding to its urban condition; the internal façade seeks tranquillity. This is achieved by the central contemporary landscaped court on the podium deck. The architecture of these apartments in nature-inspiring to bring warmth into the urban centre, the highlight being the rooftop all-season conservatory gardens.