Chaoyang Park Plaza in Beijing Is The Best City Park You Might Ever See In your whole Life

Here is an insightful look at Ma Yansong of MAD Architects ground breaking design for Chaoyang Park Plaza located in the heart of Beijing’s central business district. Construction is underway — albeit 2 years after its initial plan — and the project explores the relationship between architecture and its natural environment, creating a strong dialogue between the man-made structure and its immediate context.

Purposely positioned on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park — one of the Chinese city’s largest green spaces– the design is a reinterpretation of classical Chinese painting, transforming natural scenery into modern city landscapes. Highlighted by a pair of asymmetrical towers, the façade, ridges and valleys characterize the structure, giving the impression of being affected by erosion or other forces of nature.