GLP I-Park (2021)
The Business Park is located at the Shunyi Airport economic core area, north of Beijing City and nearby to the Beijing Capital International Airport. The concept of ‘Working within a Garden’ was the key shaping strategy of this development, as the well-being and physiological of future office users were being considered in the design of these workspaces.
To maximise the green views and allow more southern light into the office interiors, the development was conceived as a cluster of towner blocks, surrounded by lush landscaping, courtyards and water features on the ground level. The tower blocks were low-rise buildings due to the height control from nearby airport. With the nearby Shine Hills residential (with retail) township, expo halls and school located next to it, this development also served as an open recreational space for the public to enjoy during the weekends.
To cater for different demands for tenancy and spatial requirements, a cluster of small square towner blocks and a large podium block was designed. Although these blocks are separated by green spaces on the ground level but they are inter-connected by the basement level and linkways. The individual square towner block was designed as rotated horizontal volumes at different storey height intervals, to create different opportunities for balconies (break-out space) and planter boxes. These also give movement and visual interest to the overall development. Choreographed lighting design for these towners will further heightened its visual form at night.