Spark Architects | Raffles City Beijing
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Completed | 2008

 

150,000 sqm | Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, Planning, Mixed Use, Commercial, Hospitality & Residential

 

Client | Capitaland China Holdings

 

Raffles City Beijing, an award-winning key component of a global brand owned, developed, and operated by CapitaLand, is located at the junction of Dongzhimen Neidajie and Beijing’s 2nd Ring Road. The site is at the heart of Beijing’s business district and sits on one of the city’s most important crossroads. The organization of the building components is designed to be straightforward, well-connected and clearly expressed. There are four components: the retail podium, residential apartments, the Ascott serviced residence and the office tower. The retail podium with its five-storey sweeping day-lit enclosure and glass ‘Crystal Lotus’ is the defining centre piece of Raffles City, and combined with the office lobby’s tessellated glass envelope is a statement of the project’s ambition and commitment to excellence in design and construction.

“THE RETAIL PODIUM WITH ITS FIVE-STOREY SWEEPING DAY-LIT ENCLOSURE AND GLASS ‘CRYSTAL LOTUS’ IS THE DEFINING CENTRE PIECE OF RAFFLES CITY, AND COMBINED WITH THE OFFICE LOBBY’S TESSELLATED GLASS ENVELOPE IS A STATEMENT OF THE PROJECT’S AMBITION AND COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION”