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Beijing Dawangjing CBD Concept Master Plan

Strategically positioned 11 kilometers from the Beijing Capital International Airport, this high-density, mixed-use district will be a new global gateway for China’s capital city. The plan, to be built in phases, calls for landmark offices and residential towers, cultural venues, and open space. In response to pressing demands to reduce carbon emissions and protect natural resources, SOM’s scheme features a “sustainable engine” in the form of a central park with a geo-thermal exchange to help passively heat and cool the district.

SOM’s concept sets a goal for 80 percent of resident and worker travel to be made by public transit, bicycle, or foot. Proposed transit stations on the M15 subway line will enable quick and convenient access to the airport, while a comprehensive network of bike lanes will reduce automobile traffic and congestion. Additionally, a streetcar system will link all districts together.

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