Andersen Garden Beijing Building, China

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Andersen Garden Beijing

Residential Development in China – design by schmidt hammer lassen

9 Aug 2010

Andersen Garden

Category: Housing (inc mixed use)

Location: Beijing, China

Architect: schmidt hammer lassen architects, Aarhus C, Denmark

WAF Entry: 2010

Award: World Architecture Festival 2010 – Shortlisted

Andersen Garden Beijing
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Andersen Garden

Architectural description Andersen Garden is an impressive residential complex, where the Upper East Side neighbourhood is intended to refer to the prestigious areas surrounding New York’s Central Park and will consist of residential, commercial and leisure uses; schmidt hammer lassen architects is responsible for the design of the largest plot, comprising a 93,000m² housing development.

The sequence of six slender blocks are placed on a ‘sculpted’ green plinth, housing retail areas and connections to local infrastructure and parking. The towers are cast in in situ concrete which is clad with white Chinese granite. Clear stairs link the towers, creating a sense of transparency. At ground level, the green base forms a lightly undulating plaza, providing residents with access to recreational areas, designated as community “club houses”. The upper part of the plinth forms a sunny west-facing parkland area.

Andersen Garden
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The individual units follow the classic style of Chinese courtyard houses in the historic quarter of Beijing, where accommodation is arranged around a central inner court. In this scheme, the living area becomes the inner ‘court’ with accommodation arranged around this space, obviating the need for hallways. Orientation accentuates daylight access and view to the Bahe River and the green spaces beyond.

Andersen Garden – Building Information

Project name: Andersen Garden
Place: Jiarun Garden East Road Beijing, China
Architect: schmidt hammer lassen architects
Client: Beijing Xingtai Real Estate Development Co. Ltd, Super Shine
Area: 93,000 sqm
Competition: 2003, 1st prize in restricted international competition
Status: Completed 2009
Cooperating Architects Beijing: Xingtai Real Estate Development Co. Ltd, Super Shine
Engineer Beijing: Chengjian Design and Research Institute
Landscape Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects

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WAF Awards – shortlisted 2010

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