Beijing Central Business District Competition

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Beijing Central Business District Competition

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Beijing Central Business District Competition

Beijing Central Business District Competition

OJB collaborated with the Chicago office of Skidmore Owings and Merrill for the international design competition to expand the Beijing Central Business District. This plan established three new districts in the CBD, each containing a significant public urban park all connected through a series of greenways, tree-lined boulevards, and pedestrian-friendly open spaces. The landscape component of this plan defined strategies to enhance the visual aesthetics of the surrounding area, provide numerous outdoor spaces for passive and active recreation, and created the means for which water quality issues can be addressed through the implementation of bio-swales and naturalistic water detention areas. The submittal was selected as the winner of the limited competition.

Location: Beijing, China

Team: SOM