Nangao Industrial Park

Nangao Industrial Park is the second project by Donglang developers after the succeed of Tongzhou Industrial Park, this time located near Caochangdi and 798 in Heiqiao area, East Beijing. 


The challenge of facing a concept totally different than its surroundings and to create a new identity and image for the whole masterplan started with identifying its singularities and at the same time its constrains. 


Covering an area over 60,000 sqm, the way finding system and circulation flow was a key component of the problem. At the same time our intention to remember the history of the industrial past and to design with the symbols of the original constructions allowed us to create a system that connects all this elements.


An aerial pedestrian circulation elevate the users from the gate of the park and guide them through the whole complex smoothly. Each area for different companies and functions were divided by colors. From the distance taking the idea of the industrial tower, 7 new contemporary towers were added. Being the vertical circulation and a view point their main functions, by adding a color that indicate each area they also integrate each other into the way finding system. Finally a new image and identity for the whole plot and its surroundings appear.


3 elevators and 4 stairs connect the horizontal circulations with the original tower. We added a spiral slope made by steel structure in order to feel closer the history and the difference of materials and construction technics by putting together the new and the old, becoming a view point for the complete master plan as well. 


At the ground a sequence of plazas create a landscape system with different functions. In the west side between the main gates a theater emerge from the ground being both container of indoor activities and a green surface and park. A cafe and an open stage supported by an LED screen 20mx5m size face the entrance of the park and the main road. A sequence of steps connect the first floor with the second floor bridge of orange area. 


The middle plaza at the green area Is between No.4 and No.3 building. Finally the north plaza contain the sport activities such a basketball and tennis courts in the second floor of blue area. 


Both the east gate and west gate are connected with a monumental logo sign of the park which also act as a fence and a control border. The reception building has a cafeteria, showroom and a site guidance. A glass house is in a delicate balance with the old brick fabric. The steel structure create a stairs connected with the second floor bridge and the aerial circulation. 


The main entrance of No.4 Building contains an industrial water tank in the center acting as an exhibition space able to approach and surround the old structure in different levels and angles, guiding the flow through an indoor bridge along west-east axis.


By the building No.3 in front of the theater, a bar street in the ground level share space with restaurants and cafes. Water channel, green landscape wooden deck terrace and the TV screen brings a cheerful and alive environment for the community and the park users. 


Building No.2 original structure of four floors with a total of 13 meters height is facing the sales gallery pavilion. We add an external corridor in the 3rd Floor to increase the flexibility of the existent structure with a lower cost. Is planned to contain 8 offices space in each floor.


Building No.1 locate the sales gallery and model office. With the intention to experience the possibilities of the contemporary loft space for working areas with in old industrial fabric and also with the require of keep the brand of Donglang developers we create an evolution of TZ model office.


At the end in the red section, art galleries and design workshops share a common plaza filled with sculptures and modern design elements. With the collaboration of artists and urban scale drawings by Li Han studio we aim to create a place open to the community in East Beijing. 

  • Project Year
  • Location
    Beijing, China
  • Area
    60,000 ㎡
  • Architects
    AE Architects
  • Photographs
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