People's Procuratorate Administration Building
Beijing, China
The great bureaucracies of China have since ancient times been housed in monumental, imposing structures. This administrative building for the People's Procuratorate of Beijing attempts to be more user-friendly. Grass, scree, brick, battens and stone benches define linear strips of landscape that break the huge building down to an 'amiable' scale. The planting - bamboo, firs and plum trees - evokes memories of the traditional Chinese garden. The building is clad in glass curtain wall, fair-face concrete panels and a metal lattice wall system inspired by another traditional element - wooden lattices.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Beijing, China
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Ground floor area: 5,832 m²; combined floor area: 57,866 m²; total site area: 13,594 m²
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