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MVRDV’s green-roofed shopping mall shimmers like a giant pearl in Beijing

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 18, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Feb 17, 2016

Located in one of Beijing’s busiest areas, the 44,000-square-meter Chongwenmen M-Cube sits on prime real estate near popular tourist destinations including the historic hutongs, Temple of Heaven, and the Beijing Railway Station. To maximize the commercial value of the comparatively small plot, MVRDV first designed the building to its maximum size limits and then cut away parts of the volume to bring the building down to a pedestrian-friendly scale and establish visual connections with surrounding...






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