Beijing Tongzhou Hejing Center

Beijing Tongzhou Hejing Center

Location
Beijing, China | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Individual Buildings

Beijing Tongzhou Hejing Center

Linea Light Group as Manufacturers

The gateway to the east of the Chinese capital. Tongzhou is one of the historic districts of Beijing, located in the southeast area, at a distance of around 20 kilometres. It overlooks the Grand Canal, being the longest and largest such waterways in the world, as well as one of the oldest. Moreover, alongside the Great Wall and the Karez Well System, it is considered one of the three major projects of Ancient China.Indeed, the foundation of Tongzhou is very ancient and dates back to 195 BC but the current name, which means “the place for passing through”, is dated to around 1151. Today, the entire area – which extends to an extent equal to approximately 6% of Beijing – is experiencing a time of great growth and development. This is also demonstrated by the recent major real estate development, the Beijing Tongzhou Hejing Center, which is located close to the main communication and transport routes and is even receiving increasing interest from foreign investors who recognise its considerable potential in business terms.

Caption

Extending across a total area of more than 330,000 square metres and including 7 buildings – 3 for offices and 4 for residential use – the Beijing Tongzhou Hejing Center arises as a prestigious architectural complex reflected in the waters of the Grand Canal, to best savour the spectacular views. To emphasise the entire site, the Brandston Partneship lighting design studio sought out discreet luminaires able to guarantee high illumination performance, ultimately opting to install the Thin66 linear element of Linea Light Group, specially made in a custom version.

Caption

The Thin66 linear element by Linea Light Group, chosen for the outdoor lighting of all buildings on the site, has been designed and manufactured in a custom version to meet the particular lighting needs. The aim of the project was to render the entire architectural project visible from every angle.

Caption

For this reason, the RGBW model with DMX control was utilised to create spectacular lighting effects on the façade. 10,000 items, having a length of 1 metre each, were employed for a total of about 10 kilometres of illumination. Thin66 has been installed along all vertical lines of the 7 buildings on the site. Thanks to its small dimensions, its discreet and minimalist design and the soft, uniform and shadow-free light emission, the Thin66 elegantly emphasises the façades of the buildings whilst enhancing the forms and architectural details.

Caption
Caption
Caption

 

Credits:
Studio Lighting Designer: Brandston Partnership Inc.
Products: Thin66 in a custom version
Year: 2020

Read story in DeutschEspañolFrançais and Italiano

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away aged 82
14 Jan 2022 News
Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill passes away aged 82

Studio Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (RBTA) just announced the sad news that their founder h... More

Cedar-clad OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect maximizes a narrow lot in the vibrant North End of Halifax
14 Jan 2022 News
Cedar-clad OG House by Omar Gandhi Architect maximizes a narrow lot in the vibrant North End of Halifax

On a narrow lot in the vibrant, historic North End of Halifax, this project combines the primary res... More

Sculptural Stormwater Facility by gh3* architects in Toronto tells a compelling story of urban water treatment
14 Jan 2022 News
Sculptural Stormwater Facility by gh3* architects in Toronto tells a compelling story of urban water treatment

Treating urban run-off from Toronto’s new West Don Lands and Quayside neighbourhood developmen... More

Top 10 Trending Products of 2021
13 Jan 2022 News
Top 10 Trending Products of 2021

A look back at the most specified products of 2021, including a retro table lamp, a classic light sw... More

17th century Amsterdam canal house thoroughly renovated with colour and creative details
13 Jan 2022 News
17th century Amsterdam canal house thoroughly renovated with colour and creative details

Originally constructed in 1675, this once neglected canal house has been renovated by Amsterdam base... More

Dramatic pyramidal roof peaks define Foster + Partners’ Datong Art Museum
12 Jan 2022 News
Dramatic pyramidal roof peaks define Foster + Partners’ Datong Art Museum

Featuring four interconnected pyramidal roof peaks that appear to emerge from the earth below, the D... More

Helsinki International Airport expansion plays with concepts of lightness in combination with extreme weight
12 Jan 2022 News
Helsinki International Airport expansion plays with concepts of lightness in combination with extreme weight

The newly opened expansion of the Helsinki Airport by ALA Architects expands and modifies the existi... More

PANNAR Sufficiency Economic & Agriculture Learning Center offers an inspiring example of sustainable architecture in rural Thailand
11 Jan 2022 News
PANNAR Sufficiency Economic & Agriculture Learning Center offers an inspiring example of sustainable architecture in rural Thailand

In light of challenges resulting from the unprecedented rate of technological advancement, increasin... More