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  7. Topwin Center & InterContinental in Beijing / HOK

Topwin Center & InterContinental in Beijing / HOK

  • 19:00 - 12 March, 2018
Topwin Center & InterContinental in Beijing / HOK
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  • Architects

    HOK
  • Location

    Sanlitun, Beijing, China
  • Design Team

    HOK
  • Area

    123000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
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Courtesy of HOK

Text description provided by the architects. Situated in the Sanlitun district, a trendy cultural and creative hub of Beijing, the InterContinental Sanlitun distinguishes itself as a landmark building in the district. As a refreshing contrast to the contemporary buildings in the area, the hotel’s facade features a hexagon-patterned steel structure integrated with LED lights to give the tower an interesting texture by day and a compelling light show by night. The project includes a 305-key InterContinental Hotel, 48 luxury apartments and a 40,000-sq.-m. boutique retail mall.

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Courtesy of HOK

A narrow site challenged the design team’s creativity. The resulting form features adramatic exterior while offering uninterrupted panoramic views for the hotel guests inside. To achieve this, the designers envisioned a curved silhouette at the two ends of the building for bigger suites while using a linear silhouette in the center where the typical guestrooms are located.

Roof Plan
Roof Plan

With the building’s linear massing, most of the hotel’s guestrooms face either stunning skyline views of the Forbidden City and Beijing’s energetic financial district to the west,or its vibrant local cultural district in the east. Guestrooms on both north and south ends were given a triangular floor arrangement to enjoy 270 degree views. The hotel restaurant’s patio on the lower floor allows diners to experience the hustle and bustle of the trendy Beijing city.

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Courtesy of HOK
Section
Section

Entrances for the retail, hotel and residential components are separated to keep traffic flows distinct. The dramatic hotel entrance features one of the largest revolving doors in Beijing as a grand and impressive entrance into the lobby.

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Courtesy of HOK

The building’s four basement floors are used for guest parking, storage, mechanical systems, staff training rooms and other operational functions to avoid disrupting guests. Lifts for servicing the kitchen and other staff needs were designed for separate use to ensure efficient service. With the careful planning of public areas, operational spaces and user flows, the design creates a building that is artistic, efficient and cost effective.

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Courtesy of HOK

The building materials were carefully chosen to reduce energy consumption through minimizing solar heat gain and glare.

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Courtesy of HOK

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Topwin Center & InterContinental in Beijing / HOK" 12 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/890047/topwin-center-and-intercontinental-in-beijing-hok/> ISSN 0719-8884
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