The development that makes a difference

Curved, tapered design combines with excellent energy performance to help Wangjing SOHO stand out in Beijing

Zaha Hadid Architects are famed for their mould-breaking designs, which introduce sweeping curves and eye-catching shapes into urban landscapes often dominated by uniform, rectilinear buildings. Wangjing SOHO, one of their recent projects, is a mixed-use development between Beijing’s centre and its airport, intended to create an identity for a thriving area that plays host to cultural institutions and creative, IT and telecoms companies.

Wangjing SOHO’s innovation in design is matched by its environmental performance. The development uses an impressive range of eco-friendly technologies, from high-performance glazing and sun shading to heat recovery and water management systems. Insulation of the building’s envelope also plays an important part in reducing the heating and cooling costs.

After a rigorous selection process, the developers chose ROCKWOOL ThermalRock® insulation for Wangjing SOHO’s curtain walls, where it helps maintain an optimum indoor climate for the people who work in the building, and contributes to its LEED environmental certification.

With its flowing design and excellent environmental performance, Wangjing SOHO is making a positive impact on the Beijing cityscape.

Beijing, China

Project location

Beijing Shi, Chaoyang Qu,
WangJing
China

Project Data

Year2014
Building TypeCommercial building 
ApplicationCurtain walls insulation
Product typeThermalRock S80, RockSafe110