Winter sports theme for Beijing’s Phase 3C mall

An undulating sledding path will loop around the roof garden of Beijing’s planned Phase 3C mall, which also has an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink at its heart.

A layer of fake snow will be added to the rooftop track in winter for sledding.

Designed by Hong Kong-based American architect Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, the Phase 3C building is part of the China World Trade Center complex in Chaoyang, the city’s CBD. It is the fifth and final stage of a 30-year master plan that comprises 14 buildings.

Phase 3C mall Beijing 1

Bromberg’s building features a continuous loop that mimics the road, wrapping an elliptical volume at the centre with a roof garden called the Civic Green, reports Dezeen. The garden is set on three stepped levels and surrounded by a pathway that dips down to the entrance on one side.

Phase 3C mall Beijing 2

Cherry blossom and pine trees will be planted along the walkway, and the upper floors of the building surrounding the green will stagger backward to create terraces with seating areas and trees.

In the centre of the building, the ice-skating rink will be surrounded by a loop of shops and cafes. There will also be art studios, exhibition spaces, an organic farm, cultural and educational amenities, and a rock-climbing wall.

Earlier this year, the Phase 3C was awarded Best Future Project at the MIPIM Awards, an annual real-estate event in Cannes.

You can see more images of the mall on Dezeen here.

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