5+design expands china world trade center complex in beijing
all images courtesy of 5+design
through expanding the existing ‘china world trade center’ complex, 5+design have developed a solution intended to connect and integrate the campus’ diverse range of programs. the mixed-use project will house a variety of new commercial outlets, from high-end luxury boutiques to more family oriented retail stores. the site, home to beijing’s tallest office tower, and in close proximity to OMA’s CCTV headquarters, is already well connected within the city, accessible from three subway lines.
the approach to the building, illuminated at night
the mall is clad in patterned and layered translucent glass, allowing light to enter the building and offering glimpses behind the scheme’s façade. internally, glazed storefronts present onto open and brightly lit circulation routes, while numerous restaurants and bars offer panoramic views across beijing. at night the structure becomes illuminated, serving as a beacon for the site and welcoming those passing by.
layered translucent glass offers glimpses behind the scheme’s façade
the expansion of the ‘china world trade center’ unites the complex, offering a series of shopping, exhibition and entertainment spaces for both the city’s citizens and visitors to the chinese capital.
animated lighting effects draw the attention of passers-by
the expansion unites the complex, offering a series of shopping, exhibition and entertainment spaces
a central atrium draws light into the building
glazed storefronts present onto open and brightly lit circulation routes
a ‘luxury mall’ houses high-end boutiques
location: beijing, china
client: china world trade center ltd.
status: under construction
type/program: mixed-use (retail, entertainment, residential, office, exhibition)
site area: 105,600 sqm (1,136,669 sqf)
building area: 332,500 sqm (3,579,000 sqf)
project heads: arthur benedetti: david shia, bill feola