Coursing streams and fluvial paths inform the design of a creative, three-tower complex.
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DETAILS

LocationBeijing, China
ClientSkidmore Owings & Merrill
Size2.4 ha

SWA’s landscape design for the Poly Dawangjing Office Building Complex draws on fluidity, suggesting pebbles (the development’s three towers) set within the intersection of two waterway corridors. The landscape forms of the drop-off courts, central arrival plaza, and planting areas are also characteristic of this fluvial influence. Broad ribbons of riparian vegetation serve as onsite bio-filters, treating site runoff and integrating with the adjoining riparian eco-corridor. Stormwater and snowmelt run off through swales to clean and feed the waterways. Traditional and native northern Chinese plants are employed throughout the project, melding it seamlessly with the surrounding natural context.

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