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Beijing Greenland Center

Owner:Greenland Holding Group, Beijing-Tianjin Real Estate Division

Designer:SOM

Owner:Greenland Holding Group, Beijing-
Tianjin Real Estate Division
Design Consultant:Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
LLP
Project Scale:Architectural Height: 260m
Floor Area:172,734 ㎡
Date of Completion:2016.3
Cycle of Design:16 months

Anchoring Beijing’s Dawangjing businessdistrict, the mixed-use Beijing GreenlandCenter is a highly 

sustainable landmark building equidistant from Beijing’s bustling core and the airport. The 260-meter-
tall, 55-story tower prioritizes sustainability and efficiency and is clad in a prismatic trapezoidal glass 

façade that generates self-shading to enhance the building’s environmental performance.

The design team sought to create an elegant, eye-catching tower by exploring interactions between 

simple form, light, and shadow. In a response to Beijing’s overcast skies, the tower catches and 

reflects daylight to enliven the surrounding neighborhood. The tower accommodates multiple 

programs—Class A office space and serviced apartments—and connects to an attached multi-story 

retail podium. 

The tower stacks 178 serviced apartments on top of four office floor zones, organized around a
simple rectangular plan with a central core to maximize flexibility.
The tower’s striking façade pattern is informed by the bas relief carving technique:Isosceles trapezoidal 

modules function as prisms, catching daylight and refracting it to create an interplay of light and shadow.

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