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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:55 AM   #41
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SOM:

One feature of the plan proposed by SOM is three public parks connected by two boulevards and separate zones for recreation, retailing and exhibitions. Efficient traffic flow was also a major element of the plan, which proposes use of trolley buses and more parking spaces in the CBD's new area. SOM also asserted that every road in the area would have bicycle lanes.

SOM is one of the largest architectural design companies in the world, with businesses in more than 50 countries and regions. Its designs in China include the third phase of World Trade Center in Beijing.





KPF, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Zhonghong Design:
The plan from KPF, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Zhonghong Design firm highlights renovation of Chaoyang Road and construction of four public squares

Under its design, Chaoyang Road, one of the main arterial roads in the area, would be changed into a street friendly to both pedestrians and motorists through the innovative solution of building an elevated pedestrian street 6 m above the existing road.

Four public squares are also proposed, among them the "Beijing Arena", a comprehensive facility including a museum, a library, hotels, shops and office buildings, and "CBD East Square", which would be home to a number of new city landmarks to symbolize the east gate of Beijing.

Also one of the world's top design firms, KPF's iconic building designs include the World Bank and IBM headquarters. Its partner Beijing Institute of Architectural Design designed the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum and Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport.




China Academy of Urban Planning and Design and Space Syntax:

The proposal by China Academy of Urban Planning and Design and Space Syntax would change CBD's skyline with design of new landmarks, including one called the "Tower of Life". The plan also projects building an 8-hectare central park and office buildings tailor-made for small and medium-sized businesses.

To minimize impacts from additional traffic, the plan suggests adding three subway stations - a branch to Line 7, a line to link the airport and an extension from Line 1.

China Academy of Urban Planning and Design is one of the top design companies in China, while Space Syntax is based in London.

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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #42
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Guangzhou City Planning and Design Institute:

The plan by Guangzhou City Planning and Design Institute focuses on the pressing challenge of traffic congestion. Its solution is to build underground, surface and elevated traffic facilities - an idea borrowed from the city of Guangzhou.

The plan's designers estimate 70 percent of people in the new CBD can arrive and leave by public transport with the completion of the facilities.

Guangzhou City Planning and Design Institute is famous for its design for the Guangdong Olympic Center.



Foster & Partners:

The design by Foster & Partners proposes development of zones differentiated by function. The area surrounding the new CCTV headquarters and the People's Daily Newspaper Group would highlight information services, while Chaoyang Road would be the shopping hub, the residential quarters would be in the southeastern sector and a green belt from the north to south would be built near the East Fourth Ring Road.

Sustainable development is another concern of the plan, demonstrated in the layout of buildings. It envisions building that will drop in height from north to south to utilize natural ventilation and light, meeting the CBD's demand for a low-carbon and energy-saving development.

A famed architectural firm from Britain, Foster contributed to the design of Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport, designed the new Bundestag building in Germany and HSBC headquarters in Hong Kong and London.




Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute:

The plan from Beijing Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute envisions that the subway system would be the main means of transportation to and from the CBD. It proposes building more subway stations, especially near office buildings.

Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute is known for planning the Caofeidian New Area in Tangshan in Hebei province.




ADP-i:

A major feature of the plan from ADP-i is a long cableway to transport passengers in the area. It also proposes construction of a circle trolley line to encompass the area. Under its design, a second core area with a number of skyscrapers would emerge in the new area.

ADP-i, another of the top urban planning firms in the world, gained fame with its designs for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, the United Tiara in Dubai, the China National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing and Pudong Airport in Shanghai.

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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #43
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Tsinghua proposal is great no doubt but I admire SOM colosal entrance to the CBD at SihuiQiao from Dongsihuan. Dawanglu will become a main artery same as Guanghualu although I would really want to see a well designed boulevard on Jianguolu. CCP is Huamao developer and I guess is the lucky one in this big expansion feast. Cars keep rising and I havent heard of any efficient meassures being considered at present besides plate number daily restrictions and the coming gargantuan metro lines. Tall buildings will be constructed for sure but I am more concerned about daily transportation and human interaction above or below streets.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 09:29 AM   #44
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Okay, I found the link to the story.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...nt_8811737.htm

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 12:36 AM   #45
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Looks like it. Pretty scummy if it isn't Libeskind's proposal.
Here's Libeskind's New York proposal -> 1 Madison Ave.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #46
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SOM Wins Beijing CBD Competition



















October 23, 2009 (Beijing, China) – The Chicago and China offices of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) were named the winner of an international design competition to expand the Beijing Central Business District (CBD). The competition was sponsored by the Chaoyang District Government and the Beijing CBD Administration Committee. Seven teams of the world’s leading urban planners, urban designers and architects were invited to participate. Philip Enquist, FAIA, Partner-in-Charge of Urban Design and Planning for SOM, led this effort.

The SOM plan calls for the establishment of three new districts anchored by signature parks and green boulevards. New modes of public transportation are proposed, including express commuter rail service between the Beijing Capital International Airport, the CBD, and high speed rail service at Beijing South Station. A new streetcar system is proposed to conveniently link all areas of the CBD. A network of small, walkable blocks is proposed to establish a pedestrian-friendly scale for development and every street would be bicycle friendly.

The SOM plan defines new strategies for building municipal infrastructure and high performance buildings. Implementation of the plan could reduce energy consumption within the district by 50%, reduce water consumption by 48%, reduce landfill waste by 80%, and result in a 50% reduction in carbon emissions. Reduction in emissions from office buildings alone would equate to a reduction of 215,000 tons of CO2 per year, which is the equivalent of planting 14 million adult trees.

SOM’s vision for the Beijing CBD provides the framework that will enable China’s capital city to grow as a global center for commerce, yet be a green and ecological setting for healthy life.

About SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is one of the leading architecture, urban planning, interior design, and engineering firms in the world, with a 75-year reputation for design excellence and a portfolio that includes some of the most important architectural accomplishments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since its inception, SOM has been a leader in the research and development of specialized technologies, new processes and innovative ideas, many of which have had a palpable and lasting impact on the design profession and the physical environment. The firm’s longstanding leadership in design and building technology has been honored with more than 1,300 awards for quality, innovation, and management. The American Institute of Architects has recognized SOM twice with its highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award—in 1962 and again in 1996. The firm maintains offices in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Brussels.

http://www.som.com/content.cfm/pr_so...ng_competition
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So we should expect 4x300-450m and 3x250m+

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Old October 24th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #48
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YES!!! i'm so glad they picked SOM. this just made my weekend
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Old October 25th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #49
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Zorg, could you please confirm whether this resolution means the top grade of the 7 projects or the selected winner and thus final confirmed plan for east CBD expansion.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 04:27 PM   #50
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hmmm.... SOM..win?

I missed 668m......
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #51
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Zorg, could you please confirm whether this resolution means the top grade of the 7 projects or the selected winner and thus final confirmed plan for east CBD expansion.
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I can't confirm it. But imo those are just preliminary designs/heights for the main towers.
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Hum. I guess somebody should have noticed by now that the "cultural tower" is nothing but SOM's proposal for the Shanghai Tower, just downscaled somewhat.
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Also, will they demolish the whole area to build these buildings, or are there existing buildings there which will remain, and the new towers built in areas where there are older buildings?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 09:55 AM   #54
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The China Daily has already reported that 10,000 Beijing residents will have to be relocated. There are very few vacant lots in the proposed expansion of Beijing's CBD, so most of the large older apartment buildings will have to be demolished before the newly expanded CBD can be built.
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good, cus those app blocks are u-g-l-y
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #56
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Cool, thanks for the information. I guess the expansion area should feature a lot of old blocks, hence the choice of the area. If thats the case, then there will be a lot of construction work going on!!! If they could clear the whole area, i would have hoped that the proposals could have more symmetry in them as Beijing's landscapes are full of symmetry (forbidden city, temple of heaven, tiananmen area). Hopefully the residents get new appartments, also ive just looked at the CBD proposal for the existing CBD that beijing has, and the buildings featured in that was quite different from those actually built. I hope that is the case for this one as well.
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and their proposed layout is very much like that of Chicago. The central Plaza being the Sears tower and the cultural tower being the John Hancock center, or the other way around.

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Old October 29th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #58
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it's got to do with urban planning concepts. Imagine the traffic if everybody in Beijing had travelled to GuoMao in between 6-8:30AM and travelled out of it from 4:30-7PM.

The North American style of urban planning really does look good, but probably wouldn't work out well if it had more people. Toronto had unlimited space to expand, but they chose to build it the way they did. Although as the populate raises, and while the traffic become less manageable, they're rethinking that concept and is transforming the city to a more spread out makeup.
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I would have chosen SOM's plan too
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Old November 9th, 2009, 10:47 AM   #60
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There will be tons of beijinger get rich by relocation,lol
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