Location Chaoyang District, Beijing
Floor Area 34,500㎡
Design Time 1996
Completion Time 1997
2000 Best Design Award to Subsidiaries of the Ministry of Construction Third Prize
Office Building of Ministry of Culture
The L-shaped layout forms a courtyard in the narrow site to reduce the noise of the second-ring road. Traditional cultural elements are highlighted by several modern architectural means, such as the porch and walls on both sides of the entrance implicating the abstracted pattern of Chinese characters. Granite plates on the fa?ades emphasize the solemn of the administration building.