The Chinese Green Building Park in Beijing was the first of many urban regeneration masterplans in China. This scheme was an initiative by Vanke to move their R&D headquarters from Dong Guan to the political center of China. The park, some 77 Hectares of land on Beijing’s sixth ring, was designed to incorporate the latest approaches to urban masterplanning including stormwater wetlands, renewal energy systems, urban farming, a biofuel research centre, sustainable transport systems, a plant research centre and an innovative building to act as an international hub for dissemination of knowledge. Over 40 prototype systems were featured on the park and the proposed materials research lab would be the largest in the world for exploring new approaches to building construction technology.
Designed by Bogle Architects to emerge from the landscape, the visitor center took on a unique waveform.