ma yansong reveals beijing chaoyang park project ma yansong reveals beijing chaoyang park project
sep 09, 2013

ma yansong reveals beijing chaoyang park project

ma yansong reveals beijing chaoyang park project




ma yansong’s latest design ‘chaoyang park’ is a continued exploration of the MAD architects founder’s ‘shan-shui city’ concept–see more about the ‘city of mountains and water’ on designboom here. the all encompassing complex he has proposed is an interpretation of china’s ancient natural philosophy within a contemporary metropolis. positioned adjacent to the world’s second largest city park, within the typical central business district area of the chinese capital, ma yansong aims to obliterate the distinct boundaries between the park and the city, by immersing his architecture with green space, extending nature into the urban environment.


ma yansong envisions a scenography of buildings that look more like a painted landscape–high-rises as mountain peaks, each individual one seen as a slope; a series of office structures forming the ridge; and residential programs visually depicted as mountain ranges–to be realized in combination with classical landscape elements like lakes, springs, forests, streams valleys rocks and peaks. thus, the ‘chaoyang park’ project is something that looks like it is growing naturally from its context, environment, a holisitc landscape that readdresses the shan-shui space typology.



context of ma yansong’s design in beijing



model of the ‘chaoyang park project’

  • A couple of “Groovy” statement buildings in the midst of all those slab and point towers in the vast landscape sure looks like Disney World (Mini) in Stuyvesant Town in NYC or any mid century public housing project in the U.S.

    Lightmaker says:

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