Guo Gong Zhuang
The site is on the boundary of Beijing city and its surrounding suburbia, at the end of the metro line No.9 and at the starting point of another new metro line to the outside of Beijing. An exchange metro station has to be placed together with a huge maintaining yard for the trains; the question is what kind of TOD (transportation oriented development) is suitable here?
Converting the occupied areas and the not developed left over areas is the strategy for the government and investors to speed up their development, at the same time the competition concept wants to keep a certain regional memory at least in terms of public urban space pattern…
Based on a potential surrounding residential grouping analysis, a high-density residential ensemble is located on top of the maintaining yard. With a huge slope it gives the residential population a direct link to the metro station and commercial shopping area underneath the road, on which the bus stop is also located.
A clear 3-dimensional solution is provided to solve this complex urban public space organization issue…
Metro maintaining yards always occupy quite a big area, lower down the environment quality and disconnect the surrounding areas, by giving it green sloping cover on the top, we increased the efficiency of urban land use and can heighten the quality of the environment, we also can maintain a proper connection with the surroundings areas.
Project Name: Guogongzhuang Subway Station, Traffic Hub and Surrounding Urban Planning
Location: Beijing, China
Client: Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning
Architect: crossboundaries architects, Beijing
Building Area: 2,508,330 sqm
Design Period: May 2007– July 2007