The New Urbanism in Beijing – Buildings that exist in harmony with nature


SANYA beijing - new urbanism 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