Benoy, international award winning Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, are delighted to announce the grand opening of the dynamic INDIGO development in the heart of the Chaoyang district of Beijing.
By delivering the masterplan, architecture and interior architecture and design for all aspects of this new retail led mixed-use development, Benoy has achieved a composition that injects vitality into the 175,000m² business and leisure destination. This includes 68,000m² of retail, the 369 room EAST hotel (due to open Q4 2012) and the 25-storey, 58,000m² Grade A office tower, surrounded by a unique park setting.
The project has been inspired in concept by its unique setting. A stunning 17 hectare park is located to the east of the development, which is counter-balanced by the urban cityscape lying to the west. This connection of two different but reflective sides of the Chaoyang district has been a key element of the design process. Benoy have ensured a fluid transition across these differing but complimentary aspects of the scheme.
Connecting the opposing sides seamlessly, the retail podium is designed with the urban side situated on the west. Styled with a sleek urban corporate element it mirrors its landscape perfectly.
The east wing, facing the park, has been interspersed throughout with organic and holistic elements again reflecting its environment. Ensuring this seamless transition from urban environment to the natural side, one unique space that has been created is called the ‘Winter Garden’.
The Winter Garden has been conceived as a multi-functional event space. With a floor area of 2,300m² and 33m height covered by a spectacular free form monocoque roof cable net structure glazing wall, the intricate detailing in infused to give this space its high tech ultra-modern outlook.
INDIGO mall and ONE INDIGO have been awarded with the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification, Gold (pre-certified) and Platinum (certified) rating respectively.