Beijing LIVE

Sky Ocean, China
Beijing, China
43,945 sq.ft / 4,083 m2
Following on from our involvement in the Futura City master plan, we were asked to design a very dynamic mixed-use development with a strong cultural component, much closer to the Beijing City Center. The program consisted of retail, office space, hotel, museum, and a performance theater on a very urban site.  We used Chinese folklore in search for metaphors.
The performance theater, the crown jewel of the scheme, was conceived as a pile of Chinese Jade bi-discs. The museum wraps around it like an ancient wood musical instrument. We shaped the office towers as Chinese Junk sails, angled to maximize solar gain. The ship is sailing HOME- heading towards the moon gate shaped hotel.

HETZEL DESIGN   Los Angeles, USA 2020.

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