The New Urbanism in Beijing – Buildings that exist in harmony with nature
SANY, the largest heavy equipment manufacturer in China and one of the top 10 heavy equipment manufacturers in the world, wanted to achieve a higher degree of efficiency in their manufacturing process and create a memorable visitor experience.
These elements along with a great degree of environmental efficiency were major guiding principles behind the award-winning SANY Beijing Master Plan, developed by Perkins + Will.
The interdisciplinary team led by Perkins + Will worked under one umbrella goal: the campuses should exist in harmony with nature. By following this concept the team achieved the following:
- Created and preserved wetlands
- Protected sensitive watersheds
- Buildings designed for optimal solar orientation and community interaction
- A distinctive brand image defined for SANY, while providing for exponential growth in their manufacturing base
The design also took local culture into consideration by emulating the Peng, a Chinese mythological bird.
Posted in December 2009