Beijing Huairou Science City
China is developing into a high-technology industry country. Consequently, the demand for high-tech bases increases. New urban developments administer the growing needs for changed industries. With the technical assistance for updating regional/supra-regional networks a foundation for continuous prosperous businesses is laid. High-end functional layouts of buildings, like laboratories or logistics, will be implemented to meet the needs of new industry work places.
Our project, ‘Huairou Science City’, 50km away from Beijing center, concentrates on scientific instrument- and sensor-industry, R&D, incubators and prototype production facilities, 35 ha large.
The layout of the urban space is based on multiple cores, forming four parks which underpin the different development stages of the enterprises.
Each scientific research group has a main building with a characteristic open space. A high percentage of green areas with improved blue-green systems introduce charming space and vitality into the industry park. Switching from work to communication and recreation becomes easy to realize.
Innovation and Research Park
Five buildings will be refurbished and adjusted to new innovative functions in the start-up area (plot 1). A new office complex is set in the void space to articulate a new urban form. A three-story extension is realized on the roof of an existing office building at the north side of plot 1.
A variety of accelerator office spaces will be built to meet the R&D office space needs of medium-sized enterprises. Firms which have gradually enlarged their development can move from the start up area in plot 1 to Wisdom-Park.
Space for bigger companies will be offered too, so that a mix between start-ups, middle- and big sized companies emerges. This mix between young, innovative start-ups and big successful companies supports constant inputs and incentives to the high-end instrument industry, on-site.
As a core feature, the project will implement a technological transformation facility, serving to set decisive impulses in local- and supra-regional networks. The architecture aims to become the urban landmark of the project, located in the middle of the plot, along the main crossroad.
Historical industrial relics are retained, creating a unique and open space for communication.
Smart Manufacturing Park
The park will have areas for small-to-large scale pilot production facilities.
On the west side of the city’s main street, small R&D office buildings for single companies are planned. With a landscape axis at its center, it demonstrates the unique temperament of the ‘Science City’. The green axis provides a place for lunch breaks and communication, for recreation of the personnel and improvement of the soft qualities of the site.
Optimal space utilization of the R&D office buildings enhance the value of the buildings. Various roof platforms are set up to give space to leisure facilities and to new environmental experiences.
The north part will be the last development stage of the project and offers mature enterprises large single buildings for headquarters to meet their increased space needs, giving them higher flexibility in terms of building volume and floor plans. The final phase has supporting services in its center within a grand sunken plaza and is situated along a large public park, introducing the nearby river into the site.