The Wangjing SOHO Project is designed as three dynamic “mountains” or fish-like forms that come together and bring together the surrounding community. The juxtaposition of the towers’ curvilinear form continuously changes views from all directions, always elegant and fluid. The exterior skin of the towers are flowing, shimmering ribbons of aluminum and glass that continuously wrap and embrace the sky. Inspired by the surrounding movement of the city, the sun, the wind, it aims to bring together and create a strong identity that anchors the Wangjing area and creates a gateway-beacon that can be seen going to and from Beijing Capital Airport.
Parametric design is an emerging concept of design process in which the parameters are interconnected as a system. One parameter’s change affects the whole network and causes global influence. Parametric design creates systematic, adaptive variation, continuous differentiation, and dynamic figuration from the scale of urbanism to the scale of architecture, interior and furniture.
The showroom is located to the west of the project. With a total construction area of 2,000 square meters, it is an 8 meter high two-story building.
As one enters the gently-undulating glass entrance one sees the interior and exterior are seamless and continuous offering wonderful views to and from the garden. To the left there is a visitor’s lounge display area. In the center there is a natural travertine stone core wall with a double-height, multi-purpose gallery space with oculus skylight window bringing in natural daylight from above.
Outside the showroom a distinctive musical fountain and landscape has been designed. The sun splashed garden is visible from the building’s interior making it a seamless extension of the showroom.
50,000 square meters of expansive themed gardens, an incomparably unique garden-style office in the city
50,000 square meters of large landscaped gardens with a green ratio of 30% create an incomparably unique garden-style urban office environment. To reflect the change of the seasons, Wangjing SOHO has created four themed landscapes including a a recreational theater, sports area, art sculptures, and waterscape.
US Green Building LEED Certification
The building design and construction organization of Wangjing SOHO among other aspects will be in accordance with the U.S. Green Building LEED certification standards to create energy efficient, water efficient, comfortable and intelligent green buildings.
The comprehensive energy efficiency of the modular high-performance glass curtain wall system and dual silver glass LOW-E glass is much better than ordinary LOW-E glass. With high visible light transmittance and low solar transmittance, LOW-E glass can effectively block the entry of solar energy.
The rate of water recycling and water use for this project architecture is 40%. At the water supply points on each floor in the office buildings, water is filtered through a multi-level treatment system to achieve healthy drinking water standards to provide office staff with safe and healthy drinking water.
The aim of the New Air Purification System is to continuously provide workers and visitors with a steady stream of clean fresh air. The New Air standards than are 30% higher than the U.S. LEED basic standards, and the system employs a high-efficiency electrostatic air dust filter that instantly kills bacteria and viruses, and filters dust in the air.
The Intelligent Building Management System (IBMS), makes life and work in the building are more efficient, safe and comfortable.
Founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, Zaha Hadid was the first female architect to me honored with the Pritzker prize in 2004, an award lauded as the Nobel Prize of the architecture world. Recognized as a top "thinker" among Time magazine’s "100 Most Influential People in the world" in 2010, Zaha Hadid has led her firm to continuously prove itself as global pioneers and leaders in design research and innovation. Zaha Hadid’s current projects in China include the Guangzhou Opera House, and in cooperation with SOHO China, Galaxy SOHO and Wangjing SOHO and Hongqiao SOHO in Shanghai.
"The Wangjing SOHO project is a most important milestone for Zaha Hadid Architects. The design is the latest evolution of our work that spans the past 30 years. The recently completed and highly acclaimed Guangzhou Opera House was conceived in 2004. Our work has progressed significantly over these past seven years and we are very excited about this new opportunity to build the Wangjing project in Beijing for SOHO China.
We like to work with fluidity in our architecture because it visually simplifies everything. Elements within each design fit together to form a seamless continuum. This allows us to build much more complexity into each project without cluttering the visual scene. This architectural language of fluidity, elegance and coherence should not be restricted only to our cultural buildings."— Zaha Hadid