Jinbao Street

  • Jinbao Street

Jinbao street is located in the centre of Beijing close to the Forbidden City and is destined to become one of the prime retail destinations in the PRC and potentially the world. The new build, mixed-use development totals approximately 200,000m2 and will create a world class retail offer with prime office accommodation and luxury hotel accommodation. The project includes the renovation of existing historic “hutong” buildings to create food and beverage offers.

BuroHappold are working closely with Arquitectonica Architects to create a holistic design solution which incorporates structural, building services and facade engineering approaches to maximise space efficiency on this premier site, whilst also meeting the flexibility needs and separate operational requirements of different operators and tenants.

The holistic design approach includes the consideration of facade treatment and external shading to reduce plant space for heating and cooling whilst also providing operational cost savings and carbon emission reductions. The different space uses allow “energy sharing” which further reduces energy use and allows the development to move closer to the carbon emissions targets set by the Chinese government in the 12th 5 year plan.

Key facts

  • 200,000m2 mixed-use development
  • Location close to the Forbidden City

The Project Details

Client: Fu Wah

Architect: Arquitectonica

BuroHappold services: Structural engineering, building services engineering, facade engineering