2015/11/07 Author:Dai Hugo
From the design to the construction is full recognised
The list of the 2014 - 2015 China Construction Engineering Luban Award (National Quality Engineering) which was reviewed by China Construction Industry Association has been officially released. In the award list, Beijing Sunrise Kempinski Hotel stands on the stage center of the Chinese construction industry. Before this award, the project has already got the Special Award of the Red Star Award of Chinese Design and the First Prize of the National Construction Project Outstanding Design. From these awards can be seen that the quality of the Beijing Sunrise Kempinski Hotel has been highly recognized by the industry with its innovative design concept, method, technology and engineering construction.
A classic music requires both genius composers to write a magnificent chapter, and also top-level orchestra to superbly perform it. Building as a frozen music, the success of the elements are also highly similar, which means that the excellent architectural design and construction need to be complementary. Architects make a balance integration between the innovative ideas, ecological design and the world's advanced construction technology, and then implement the idea on the paper. The engineering team relying on the hard work and solid engineering technology to carry out the two-dimensional plane of the drawings to the three-dimensional space.
As the design units of the Beijing Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Huadu Design highly respected and concised the surrounding natural environment and the theme of the APEC conference to inherit the Chinese traditional thinking of “imitation of nature” and “harmony between man and nature” as a domestic company. The whole building used the reinforced concrete technology as the structure. Relying on the strong support of encased steel strengthening of reinforced concrete core tube to set a vertical and horizontal arch rings to be a interweave grid, which together form the skeleton structure as a lantern shape. This kind of structural could meet the demand of the function, and also made the overall framework appearance as a circle. This not only coincides with the Taoist thought of “Sunrise Oriental”, but also effective fusion the reservoir with the surrounding natural environment.
Additionally, after the fully and rigorous argument by the design team, the design of the whole glass curtain wall can make a fusion state between the building and natural environment, and finally form a high-rise building with a novel overall design, concise lines, beautiful shape and unique architectural style.
Besides, the application of ecological concepts could also be commendable. This project designed four layers LOW-E glass curtain wall which could effective control the heat flow. And the glass surface is settled with the thin film silicon solar panels, which can provide energy for the building. At the same time, Three-dimensional green space, CCHP (Combined Cooling, Heating and Power system), rainwater collection and Water Reuse System could also support the energy-saving and environmental protection.
With quality make traditional Emotion reality
Beijing Urban Construction Group operated the overall project construction. Because of the short period and the difficult of the construction, and because of the building plane and facade are oval and only the north and south facades are circular that makes this building neither a regular building, nor a twisted building, but a unique hyperbolic building. It also makes this building be the most difficult building in Beijing city in 2012. The whole construction period takes about 24 months, and about 9300 staff involved, all the construction workers working so hard to ensure the project successfully completed.
As APEC conference hotel is its fame beginning, but the excellent architectural design and the reliable construction also worth talking about. The natural feature of the Beijing Sunrise Kempinski Hotel makes the world have greater expectations for its future.
Award: China Construction Engineering Luban Award was founded in 1987, it is the highest honor of the quality of the construction industry, and only awards once a year (since 2010-2011, annual review and two years award). It award all kinds of new constructions which has already been completed and used, and the engineering quality should reach the domestic first-class level by domestic enterprises.
The selection of the Luban Award always adhere the principle of “high standards and strict requirements, selecting the best and putting quality before quality”, and declare stringent selection conditions for the apply construction. Before the project earns the awarded it has already been selected from a number of provincial quality award.