KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten was awarded first prize for their proposal for the Beijing Patent Office. Located in downtown Beijing, the site is near a new subway line and sits opposite the entrance hall of Caishikou Station. The proposal integrates the Patent Office into the site’s sustainable traffic infrastructure. The building is divided into a central hall, towers, bridges, open spaces and spacious rooftop gardens that creates an interconnected, communicative structure. A surrounding strip embraces the individual parts of the building, extending from the roof to the façade, spanning open spaces, thereby giving the Beijing Patent Office a specific identity in the urban context.
More about the proposal and more images after the break.
Built to optimize interior lighting, the building’s zigzag form provides a large open entry condition which visitors to and users of the Patent Office can enjoy. Escalators lead directly from the ground to the third floor, linking the public hall and internal facilities, while the upper floor are occupied by staff members.
Developer: State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C.
Plot of land: 56,400 m²
Competition: 10/2009, 1st prize