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“The word ‘celebrity’ and the word ‘architect’ are basically incompatible.”


Rem Koolhaas.

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With an open mind, clear lines, strong and innovative concepts, Dutch architects leave footprints worldwide. For the Dutch Days 2017 Beijing edition, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands invites you to take a closer look at some prime examples in Beijing, and (re-)discover the buildings from different points of view at POP-UP BEIJING.

The Netherlands is a country of designers; in fact the country itself is for the most part a man-made design. Topographical and social circumstances in the Netherlands, such as the presence of large areas of water, the focus on sustainability and the lack of living space, have led to innovative architectural solutions, characterized by strong conceptual thinking and process-driven innovation.

Dutch architects left many footprints throughout Beijing. At the exhibition, visitors can watch short films on each featured project. By showing the work and talking to clients and users, we bridge the gap between concept and practical reality.

This exhibition is presented as part of our month of ‘Dutch Days,’ in collaboration with the Beijing Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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18-25 June, 12.00 – 10.00 pm






Just turn up, grab a glass of wine, scan the QR codes for each exhibit, and enjoy the movie.

Scroll down for more information on each project, and the architects involved!

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荷兰建筑师在北京各地留下了足记。在展览中,观众可以通过Derrick Wang制作的短片了解这些充满特色的项目。通过展示方案,与客户和使用者采访交流,从而让大众了解项目实景与抽象概念的关系。


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六月18-25日 星期六,中午十二点至晚十点






欢迎大家在开展时间来到POP-UP BEIJING,享受佳酿与建筑的韵律之美!每个展台的左上方都有两个二维码 – 这里提供了参展建筑更加详细的信息,欢迎大家扫码阅读。现场还有记录影片供大家观赏哟!


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Kraaijvanger – Dutch Ambassador’s Residence

The Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Beijing is a large property, located in the embassy district. It provides accommodation in two wings: one for official embassy activities, the other for private purposes. Each wing has its own view of the garden.

The most expressive part of the design is a long wall of Mongolian granite, topped by a cantilevered roof. The south and west wings have glass façades overlooking the garden, which has been landscaped to resemble a dry river. Between the two wings, a large conservatory provides a welcome touch of greenery and warmth during Beijing’s harsh winters.


Kraaijvanger建筑事务所 – 荷兰驻华大使官邸

荷兰驻华大使官邸是一座在北京的大型住宅,坐落在使馆区内。它由左右侧两部分组成: 一侧作为大使馆官方活动场地,另一侧用于私人用途。两边各自拥有自己的花园景致。



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maison h – Tsinghua University Graduate Lab

Tsinghua’s Graduate Lab is a space that showcases a change in China’s contemporary educational ideology. Away from the standardized classroom learning towards a learning environment that encourages creative and interdisciplinary exchange. The school considers the project a physical showcase of how architects, by designing spaces, can influence our learning behavior, and in this way shape the thinking of the next generation.

Within a very tight budget, we utilized a ‘smart and flexible’ strategy to maximize the project’s usability. We first removed all existing, closed walls, and left the remaining concrete framework exposed. Within this framework we positioned a multi-functional ‘lounge box’ that functions as a lounge, presentation wall, stage and discussion area. Around this several flexible, semi-transparent workspaces are distributed, with sliding doors, moveable walls and flexible table arrangements. In addition all wall surfaces are useable for presentations and displays, with pin-up felt walls, magnetic steel walls, projectable surfaces, or bay-window storage.


汉荷设计 – 清华大学建筑学院,研究生学习中心



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NEXT Architects – The Rose Museum

The Rose Museum’s inspiration comes from Chinese traditional rose-patterned silk. We dedicated to shaping a silky, delicate and rose-patterned architectural image.

We hollowed out the metal stainless steel curtain wall to create a grey space, capable of rose exhibitions and art shows. Furthermore, the hollow outer skin makes unique visual effects on the grey space, helping people who are inside to appreciate the splendid light and shadow art brought by the roses.

These different structures make the architecture a whole shape and lead to a greater sculpture. The principled U-shape glasses, clean and clear, make for a great ‘background’. Combined with the lighting design and lights spilling from the hollow skin, it creates a more delicate effect.

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CCTV Headquarters Bldg project from Hujialou (呼家楼). The nail house that stood for more than two years in defiance of the Xanadu development (behind the broken wall @ lower right) is now gone. Xanadu has overrun it, another non-story in the rebuilding of Beijing, CN and the slow emergence of the CBD (Central Business District). --October 18, 2010 12:07 AM

OMA – CCTV headquarters

The CCTV headquarters aims at an alternative to the exhausted typology of the skyscraper. Instead of competing in the race for ultimate height and style within a traditional two-dimensional tower ‘soaring’ skyward, CCTV’s loop poses a truly three-dimensional experience, culminating in a 75-metre cantilever. The building is visible from most of Beijing; it sometimes comes across as big and sometimes small, from some angles strong and from others soft.

CCTV’s form facilitates the combination of the entire process of TV-making in a loop of interconnected activities. Two towers rise from a common production studio platform, the Plinth. Each tower has a different character: Tower 1 serves as editing area and offices, and the lower Tower 2 is dedicated to news broadcasting. They are joined by a cantilevering bridge for administration, the Overhang.

The innovative structure of the building is the result of long term collaboration between European and Chinese engineers to achieve new possibilities for the high-rise. The forces at work within the structure are rendered visible on the façade: a web of triangulated steel tubes – diagrids – that, instead of forming a regular pattern of diamonds, become dense in areas of greater stress, looser and more open in areas requiring less support. The façade itself becomes a visual manifestation of the building’s structure.


荷兰大都会建筑事务所 – 中央电视台





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Powerhouse Company – Beijing in SPORTS

Powerhouse Company was asked by developer Yintai to design the interior for their ski and sports experience centre called in SPORTS. The 1.000 m2 project, located on the ground floor of the Yintai centre at Guomao, is a high-end, multifunctional social venue that facilitates activities like virtual skiing and endurance classes.

Projections on floor and walls create a wide array of simulated environments. in SPORTS follows a new trend in Chinese retail where live action and participation become an integral part of the retail experience.

The virtual aspect of the skiing intrigued the design team, and they created the concept of a digital summit scenery. Large triangles on a variety of platforms visualise white snow mountains that organise the space in a natural yet fluent way under a warm golden sky. The triangular language is continued in central elements like the bar with DJ-booth and reception desk. With a full glass facade the project has a great exposure in the CBD area of Beijing.


Powerhouse Company – 科技潮流运动馆 in SPORTS

受开发商银泰的委托,Powerhouse Company为其旗下的in SPORTS运动及滑雪体验中⼼进行了全面的室内设计。该项目位于北京国贸银泰中⼼首层,是⼀处面积有一千平⽅米的高端多功能社交场所,主要为客户提供逼真的滑雪模拟体验以及作为耐久⼒训练等课程的活动地点。

同时,安置于地板与墙面上的投影设备更是能根据活动的不同类型与需求,营造出不同的空间体验。科技潮流运动馆in SPORTS通过此项目引领着中国当下的零售业潮流,把现场体验和真人互动融洽的结合到了一起,为人们提供了独特的零售体验。



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Superimpose – WELL living Lab

The WELL LIVING LAB will be the first scientific research center in Asia to integrate building, behavioral and health science to help quantify and ultimately improve the impact that indoor environments have on human health, wellness, comfort, and performance. The lab aims to spur innovations that will help address indoor environmental challenges specifically related to the local climate, environment and culture in China.

SUPERIMPOSE ARCHITECTURE designed the WELL LIVING LAB as part of a larger master plan in Shunyi, Beijing. The master plan design aims to strengthen connectivity between old and new buildings, provide a diversity of communal and private spaces meanwhile retaining an industrial office park environment.

The lab design exposes the vital organs of the building and provides inviting gestures in order to stimulate healthy living and working for the building users. The building targets WELL-Platinum and will be completed in 2018.


优思建筑设计事务所 – WELL人居实验室(中国)



该实验室的设计暴露了建筑物的重要结构,并为建筑使用者建立健康生活和工作环境。建筑面向WELL – Platinum,将于2018年完工。

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