Centrally located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, the mixed-use development combines retail, hotel, restaurant, office and service apartments to create a dynamic block of entertainment and living. We collaborated with Callison Architecture during the Schematic Design phase to design a river and canyon expression that was carried through the project’s main floor, leading visitors to both interior and exterior gathering places. Bamboo inspired the simple surrounding gardens. The rooftop gardens provide a green sanctuary from Beijing’s busy streets below, while also playing an important environmental role.