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We have 3 pages of Beijing Architecture Developments selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages. This page lists the major buildings, alphabetically, with images.

The second page (linked below in bold) lists significant buildings but without images.

We aim to select projects that are either of top quality or interesting or ideally both.

Beijing Architecture Developments – Selection

Designs, alphabetical:

Beijing Building : A-C (this page)

Beijing Architecture Designs : D-L

Beijing Architecture : M-Z

Beijing Building News

Beijing Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

18 Oct 2016
China Philharmonic Hall Building
Design: Ma Yansong of MAD architects with Yasuhisa Toyota
China Philharmonic Hall Beijing Building
image courtesy MAD

China Philharmonic Hall Building in Beijing
The concert hall building was designed in collaboration with renowned acoustic expert Yasuhisa Toyota, and will be the orchestra’s first permanent residency.

Inside-Out Museum Building, near Beijing – 2 Sep 2013
Design: OBRA Architects
Inside-Out Museum Beijing Building
image from architects

This building is located on the foothills of Fragrant Mountain to the west of Beijing. Given that the structure was already designed by CADRG, the largest architectural conglomerate in China, the present project was limited to the design of its interiors. The museum specializes in the varied and unpredictable art of contemporary Chinese artists as well as a growing collection of American abstract work.

PHTV International Media Center,  Chaoyang Park
Design: BIAD UFo
PHTV International Media Center Beijing
picture from BIAD UFo
Phoenix International Media Center – 25 Jun 2013
This building is a multipurpose and comprehensive architecture with functions of television programming, offices and business. As usual, media building has large space such as broadcasting hall, as well as typical office floors vertically. It is hard for this two parts to achieve a harmonious effect. However, in this program, we resort to the pattern of Mobius, that is, combines high office floor with media broadcasting hall. While satisfying the need of the place for programming as well as other supporting establishments, it becomes a complete space and volume. Unique building shape combines with the natural scene in Chaoyang Park.

EAST Hotel in Beijing
Design: Benoy
EAST Hotel Beijing
image courtesy of Benoy

EAST Hotel in Beijing – 8 Aug 2013 + 23 Nov 2012
Benoy announce completion of their first hotel in Asia, with the opening of the EAST Hotel in Beijing. Located in the Chaoyang district of Beijing, this is Hong Kong-based Swire Groups’ second EAST brand hotel; the four-star business hotel is part of the new mixed-use retail-led ‘INDIGO’ development, set to become a prime business destination for Beijing. Benoy’s scope of work has included the Masterplanning, Architecture, Facade and Interior Design for EAST hotel, and the entire INDIGO development.

China World Trade Center Retail
SOM with 5+design
China World Trade Center Beijing
image from 5+design

China World Trade Center Retail – 27 Jun 2012
Construction is slated to begin on 5+design’s update and expansion of the retail components of the China World Trade Center in Beijing, arguably China’s premier mixed-use destination. The Phase 3B expansion project will provide a new anchor for the existing China World Mall with a mix of the tenants and venues targeted to the full range of mid-market shoppers.

CCTV Headquarters in Beijing
OMA – OMA Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, designers, David Gianotten
China Central Television Headquarters
photograph : Iwan Baan

CCTV Headquarters in Beijing – 16 May 2012
Today OMA participated in the official construction completion ceremony for the China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing, which will start to be used later this year. Designed by OMA as a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop, construction on the building began in 2004. At approximately 473, 000m2, CCTV – accommodating TV studios, offices, broadcasting and production facilities – is OMA’s largest ever project and its first major building in China.

Scitech Redevelopment
UNStudio
Scitech development Beijing
image : UNStudio

Scitech Redevelopment Beijing – 15 May 2012
The Scitech mixed-use redevelopment is located on a crossing point of traditional and modern developments in Beijing. The massing strategy for the plot focuses on creating optimal links between the mixed-use programming of the redevelopment, whilst interweaving a dense low rise development with a high rise component. In the low rise portion of the new development, a series of connected courtyards organise the different programmes around the user flows to form an urban carpet.

China Mobile International Headquarters Campus, Beijing
LEO A DALY
China Mobile International Headquarters Campus Beijing
picture : WDCE

China Mobile Beijing – 25 Apr 2012
The new international headquarters, which will be built in several phases in an area of 1.3 million square meters, consists of a campus of 26 specialized buildings to accommodate a variety of functions, including information collection, research and innovation, information services, international cooperation and exchange and display functions.

Beijing Building – Recent Designs

The French Embassy in Beijing
SAREA Alain Sarfati Architecture and GINGER SECHAUD & BOSSUYT
The French Embassy in Beijing Building
picture © Noelle Hoeppe
French Embassy Beijing – added 4 Apr 2012
“The very image of French rigor and elegance, the building has come to represent France on Chinese soil. With a garden at its heart, the 20,000m2 embassy consists of the Chancellery, Consulate, diplomatic residence and private apartments of the Ambassador. Innovative functionality and a bioclimatic design are the result of a site-specific architectural approach and the requirements of a changing world.”

PHTV International Media Center
BIAD UFo
Phoenix International Media Center
picture from architects

Phoenix International Media Center Beijing
This building is located in the southwest corner of Chaoyang Park; the site area is 1.8 hectares. The total floor area of the building is 65,000m2 with a height of 55m. Apart from the media office, the broadcasting studios and the production offices, the building provides abundant open spaces for the public to get interactive experiences.

NAMOC – National Art Museum of China
UNStudio
NAMOC Beijing National Art Museum of China
picture : Mir

NAMOC Beijing
This design for the NAMOC presents an emblem of Chinese culture and a national museum of global significance for the 21st Century. The architectural concept is based on uniting dualities; past and future, day and night, inside and outside, calm and dynamic, large and small, individual and collective.

Galaxy Soho
Zaha Hadid Architects
Galaxy Soho Beijing
image from architects

Galaxy Soho Beijing

Beijing Buildings

Major Beijing Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

AIM Architecture Competition
Massoud Afsarmanesh, Ali Afsarmanesh
AIM Competition Beijing
picture from Ali Afsarmanesh

AIM Competition Beijing
Beijing CBD Eastern Expansion
SOM, architects
Beijing CBD Eastern Expansion
picture : SOM

Beijing CBD
Beijing Olympic Green Convention Centre
RMJM Architects
Beijing Olympic Building
image from architects

Beijing Olympic Green Building
Beijing Olympic TV Transmission Tower
Cui Kai Studio
Beijing Transmission Tower
image from architect

Beijing Transmission Tower
Beijing Publishing House
Studio Pei-Zhu
Beijing Publishing House
image from architect

Beijing Publishing House
Beijing South Railway Station
Farrells
Beijing South Railway Station
© Arup / Zhou Ruogu Architecture Photography

Beijing South Railway Station
Bird’s Nest – National Stadium
Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, China Architecture Design & Research Group
Bird's Nest Beijing
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan

Birds Nest Building
Capital Airport
New Terminal Buildings
Foster + Partners
Beijing Airport
image : Nigel Young, from Foster + Partners

Beijing Airport Building
China World Trade Tower
SOM
China World Trade Tower
photo : SOM, architects

China World Trade Tower
Central Chinese Television Tower
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Central China TV
image from architect

CCTV Beijing
Christian Church, Haidian District
gmp – von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects
Christian Church Beijing
photograph : Christian Gahl

Zhongguancun Christian Church
CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom
Vector Architects
Guanganmen Showroom
picture : Shuhe Photographer

Guanganmen Showroom

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Beijing Building Designs – No Images

Beijing Axis – Olympic Games to Forbidden City
2008
Albert Speer Junior

Beijing International Automotive Expo Center
2007-08
Henn Arkitekten
Automobile Museum – Architecture competiton winner – 2004

CEO Office Tower

Leigh & Orange Ltd

China Central Place – Hua Mao Center, Beijing Central Business District
2007
KPF
7 million sqft mixed-use development: residential, retail, hotel, office space
incl. Deutsche Bank offices + Ritz Carlton Hotel + JW Marriott Hotel

Chinese National Museum
2004
Gerkan, Marg & Partners

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