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Lead Architects: Ken Wai, Andy Wen, and Zihuan Lin
General Contractor: China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd
Client: LBeijing Zhongwei Yidao Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Beijing Zhongwei Yidao Biotechnology Co., Ltd
Life Science Park is the earliest life science industrial cluster in Beijing. As a national-level innovation base for biotechnology and new medical high-tech industries, it is accelerating the construction of the world's leading 'Life Valley,' and the Sinovac High-tech Achievement Transformation project is an important part of it. The project is located on the south side of the park, close to the Beijing-Tibet and Beijing-Xinjiang Expressways.
The design draws inspiration from the tree of life, comparing the R&D and office towers on the south side to the roots of Sinovac, and the production plant towers on the north side to the crown of Sinovac. The leaf-shaped buildings are connected to each other through the backbone of Sinovac, which carries the corporate display function and public space.
The air corridor connects the two parks in the north and the south, balancing the efficient flow of people and goods. The entire park is like pines and cypresses, and its vitality coincides with the concept of protecting life and delivering health. The simple building outline combined with the simple horizontal facade lines conveys its aesthetics of simplicity, technology and the future, highlighting the atmosphere and elegant corporate image. The facade of the building incorporates the use of clean energy while ensuring the design of the sense of technology.
Solar panels are arranged on the podium surface combined with the texture of the facade, and this energy is used in the operation of the entire park. According to the calculation of solar radiation, horizontal fins are arranged on the building facade for sun shading, so as to reduce indoor energy consumption. Beijing has mostly northwest wind in winter and southeast wind in summer, and the building shape is adjusted through wind energy calculation. Multiple indoor and outdoor atrium spaces make the garden space of the park comfortable and pleasant.
The overall design starts from the carbon emission of the whole life cycle of the building, including the embodied carbon emission of the building and the carbon emission of the building operation, and puts forward targeted measures to realize the real “zero” CO2.