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Located in Beijing’s busy Chaoyang District, Vanke Times Center is a new creative urban complex that blends retail shops and offices with grand art installations, a multi-functional exhibition space, and a bamboo meditation garden. Vanke, one of the country’s largest residential property developers, commissioned Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects for its first complete renovation project — the revitalization of a former shopping mall into a vibrant hub for the city. Now complete, Vanke Times Center is home to a host of retail shops on the basement and ground floors, while upper floors will house offices, green spaces and events. “Vanke Times Center is a significant project for us as it signals a strategic judgment of the urban regeneration market,” said Xue Zheng, Design Partner at Beijing Vanke Co. Ltd. “Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s diverse body of work and imaginative design scheme matched the value of our enterprises and our vision for Vanke Times Center, our first building among Beijing Vanke’s Manhattan Project.” View more View full description
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