Beijing Greenland Center
Citation of Merit
Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Client: Greenland Group
Location: Beijing, China
Project Managers: Michael Pfeffer
Contractors: Beijing Liujian Construction Group Co., Ltd.
Consultants: Edgett Williams Consulting Group, Inc., Aon, Lerch Bates, SWA, KGM, RWDI Shen, Milsom Wilke
Photos: Lv Hengzhong
Anchoring Beijing’s burgeoning new Dawangjing business district, the recently completed Beijing Greenland Center is situated on the city’s northeast side. The tower is clad in an intricate, trapezoidal glass curtain that jurors called, “ambitious and beautiful.” It creates a woven texture. The repeating glass modules undulate, providing self-shading that improves the building’s environmental performance.
“I love the three-dimensionality to it,” one juror said. “The fragmentation and reflections also make the interiors interesting.”