Near the 2008 Olympic site, this building is the first in a series of commercial buildings along a winding pedestrian street in the master planned community of First Forest in Beijing, PR China. Initially this building functioned as a sales and marketing centre for the project while homes were being sold. It currently acts as a focal point in the area that draws people into the community and shopping district.
The developers’ goal was to create a focal point for the project that is uniquely modern and distinctively Canadian. The clear glass cone supported by a Canadian manufactured glulam structure creates a large interior display space overlooking the community entrance, a waterfall and reflecting pool.