Wangjing SOHO T1

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Height: Occupied
91 m / 299 ft
Height: To Tip
118 m / 387 ft
Height: Architectural
118 m / 387 ft
Wangjing SOHO T1 Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
Tower GFA
123,573 m² / 1,330,129 ft²
Development GFA
525,265 m² / 5,653,905 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Wangjing SOHO T1
Name of Complex Wangjing SOHO
Other Names 望京SOHO T1
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country China
City Beijing
Street Address & Map No. 1 Futongdong Da Jie, Chaoyang District
Postal Code 100102
Building Function office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Proposed 2011
Construction Start 2011
Completion 2014

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer SOHO China Co. Ltd
Design Zaha Hadid Architects
Architect of Record CCDI Group
Structural Engineer
Design China Academy of Building Research
Engineer of Record CCDI Group
MEP Engineer
Design Arup
Engineer of Record CCDI Group
Main Contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Other Consultant
Façade Arup; Inhabit Group
• Landscape Ecoland; Zaha Hadid Architects
• LEED Environmental Market Solutions, Inc.
• Lighting Lightdesign
• Way Finding Ikonik
• Wind Yonsei University
Material Supplier
• Cladding Wuhan Lingyun Building Decoration Engineering Co Ltd.
• Elevator Fujitec Co., Ltd.

About Wangjing SOHO T1

The Wangjing SOHO Project is designed as three dynamic mountain- or fish-like forms, pulling energy through the site with their convex forms. The juxtaposition of the towers affords a continuously changing, elegant and fluid view from all directions. The exterior skin of the towers consists of flowing, shimmering ribbons of aluminum and glass that continuously wrap around the buildings and embrace the sky, threading through a landscape with approximately 60,000 square meters of green area open to the public. Inspired by the surrounding movement of the city, the sun, the wind, the project aims to lend a strong identity to the Wangjing area, creating a gateway-beacon that can be seen by travelers along the highway heading to or from Beijing Capital International Airport.

The site for the proposed Wangjing SOHO Project is located in the Chaoyang District of northeast Beijing, between Fourth and Fifth Ring Roads. The area contains the offices of many Chinese startup companies, as well as global companies such as Microsoft, Daimler, Caterpillar, Panasonic, Nortel and Siemens. It is conveniently located on the way to the airport and near various metro stations, and is home to a vibrant mix of local and international residents and visitors.

The building program is a mixed-use commercial development, containing offices and retail above grade, retail below grade in B1 basement level, and parking and mechanical in the B2, B3 and B4 basements. The composition of the towers extends into the surrounding landscape, with flowing lines creating paths of movement and exciting activity zones of shopping and leisure. The lines of movement extend to the perimeter and integrate all the green areas around the site. Between the main building towers is a “canyon” of retail shops and activities, and several pavilion gate buildings that create a shopping street at the ground level. There are two sunken garden courts east and west of the canyon that continue the landscaped paths down to the retail concourse below.

The main tower entrance lobbies, facing outwards to the city, welcome visitors into large dynamic halls that direct one into the office tower floors above, and to the breezeway and retail levels at the second floor and sunken garden levels below. Up above in the office towers, there are simple open-plan office spaces offering natural daylight and continuous panoramic views in all directions.

Most of the roofs are covered with louvers and top of the roof surfaces are coated with highly reflective material, in order to mitigate the heat-island effect in the city. The buildings have horizontal bands of white aluminum and double-insulated unitized glazing systems that can provide overhangs for sun shading, while providing maintenance terraces and water collection.

To encourage more sustainable transportation access, special parking spots are reserved for low-emission cars; bicycle parking and shower facilities are also provided. Direct access to subway stations and bus stops nearby have been integrated into the planning.

For better indoor environment quality for the occupants, the fresh air rate per person provided exceeds the ASHRAE standard by 30 percent. Highly efficient filters are installed to remove PM2.5 particles in the AC system. In the interior design, low-volatile organic compound (VOC) materials are carefully chosen to eliminate pollution from the outset.

CTBUH Initiatives

CITAB-CTBUH Name 2016 China Tall Building Award Recipients
25 Feb 2016 – CTBUH News


Tall Buildings and Context: Appropriate High Rise Vernaculars
18 Oct 2016 – Timothy Johnson, NBBJ; Yansong Ma, MAD Architects; Winy Maas, MVRDV; Yan Meng, Urbanus; Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects; Jerry Yin, SOHO China Co. Ltd.

Mixed Use Tall Buildings – The Challenges and Benefits of Vertical Urbanization
17 Oct 2016 – Samuel So, JLL

Developing High Profile Branded Commercial Projects in China
19 Sep 2012 – Jerry Yin, SOHO

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