People's Daily HQ Office by ZHOU Qi Studio

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
People's Daily HQ

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Office

INSPIRATION:
The form of the High-rise building comes from Chinese character "People", corresponding to the title of the media People's Daily. The triangular plan is transformed from the structure of the character "People". And the material used on outer supporter is glazed terracotta, which comes from roof of traditional Chinese temples.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This high-rise building has been one of the most important constructions in Beijing since 2008 Olympic Game, which is located in the heart of Beijing's CBD. We try to do something which will be a creative, contemporary and modern, but also reflect our culture and tradition. The streamline body is shaped by cutting an ellipsoid with three hyperboloids, which there is no dead point for all view angles. We use glazed terracotta to cover the 3D round shapes, which is traditional Chinese material.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This building has been one of the most important constructions in Beijing since 2008 Olympic Game. The form of the High-rise building comes from Chinese character "People". The triangular plan is transformed from the structure of the character "People". And the streamline body is shaped by cutting an ellipsoid with three hyperboloids. This building is harmonious with its surroundings, also high effective. We use glazed terracotta (Chinese traditional materials) covering the building.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Year Proposed:2009 Start of Construction: 2010 Completion: 2015 Location: 2 Jintai West Road, Beijing, China

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Architecture, Building and Structure Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Main Design Software: Auto CAD, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Photoshop CS, Indesign, Vray, PKPM Structral Performance Testing: Wind tunnel fluid test, Earthquake simulation test, Material frost resistance test, Material strength test

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Height Architectural: 179.7 meters Height Occupied: 148.5 meters Width: 58.1 meters Length:94.5 meters Floors Above: 33 Floors Below: 3 Tower GFA: 88856 square meters

TAGS:
High-rise building, Beijing, People's Daily HQ, Organic, Traditional

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
We presented a 3 dimension organic shape or perfect form, in which there is no dead point for all view angles. More important, this shape can be defined by strict geometric calculation. Now, this building is harmonious with its surroundings. For Beijing is severe earthquake area, we design an three angle spatial trusses supports working together with its elevator core entity, while regular vertical columns and concrete floors are only secondly structural components.

CHALLENGE:
The creative Challenge: How can we fulfill the curved glass curtain wall and How can we cover the outer supporters with glazed ceramics. For curved glass curtain wall, we plug glass unit plate with movable joint, which angles between each glass can be adjusted, so that we can fulfill the curtain wall with standard size glass. And we use high strength cables to fix the glazed ceramics. Those cables are not only lighter than steel tubes, but also flexible, which perform well during earthquake.

ADDED DATE:
2016-02-16 05:36:08

TEAM MEMBERS (9) :
Chief Architect: ZHOU Qi, Architect: QIAN Feng, Architect: ZHANG Li, Architect: ZHUANG Fang, Architect: KONG Hui, Architect: WANG Wei, Architect: YU Han, Architect: LI Meng and Architect: ZHAO Ran

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #01: Photographer YAO Li, Overall Exterior – In Context, 2015.
Image #02: Photographer YAO Li, Overall Exterior, 2015.
Image #03: Photographer YAO Li, Overall Exterior – Close, 2015.
Image #04: Photographer YAO Li, Overall Exterior – Close, 2015.
Image #05: Photographer YAO Li, Interior –Auditorium, 2015.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to Architects and Engineers Associates of Southeast University, 2015.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN&RESEARCH INSTIGUTE OF SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY CO.,LTD

PROFILE:
The Architectural Design and Research Institute of the Southeast University was established in 1965 under the leadership of the Ministry of Education and is an integrated design institute with independent legal personality, which has Class A design qualification certificate for architecture and Class A design qualification certificate for highway industry, Class A design qualification certificate for architecture Intelligent system engineering.The institute has a specialized design team with high theoretical level, rich practical experience and strong scientific research capability.

NOMINATION DETAILS

People's Daily Hq Office by Zhou Qi Studio is a Nominee in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

People's Daily Hq Office by Zhou Qi Studio is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2015 - 2016.

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