Dropping anchor in Beijing

Daxing Mixed-Use Development forms the centrepiece for Beijing's new retail development

by James 31 October 2012
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    Daxing Mixed-use Development Located off of the 5th ring road in southeast Beijing, the Daxing Mixed-use Development is intended to be the anchor project for a future retail centre in Beijing.

    The site is located at the southern edge of the district fronting a new urban green corridor. The project, which consists of 150,000 sq-m retail, 180,000 sq-m office and 35,000-sq-m hotel, strives to serve as both an urban stitch with the green space to the south as well as a commercial threshold into the retail centre to the north.

    The site is split into two plots and utilises a common language to unify the development, which are office towers on the west and a horizontally dominated retail program to the east. The project plays formally with north / south striated, geological forms which emerge out of the landscape to the south while maintaining a more defined urban edge on the north.


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