Taikoo Li Sanlitun

Shopping centre in the Sanlitun area of Beijing
39°56′01″N 116°26′53″E / 39.933536°N 116.448053°E / 39.933536; 116.448053Coordinates: 39°56′01″N 116°26′53″E / 39.933536°N 116.448053°E / 39.933536; 116.448053Address19 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang DistrictOpening date2008DeveloperSwire PropertiesArchitectKengo KumaNo. of stores and services300Total retail floor area1,720,000 sq ft (160,000 m2)Websitewww.taikoolisanlitun.com/en

Taikoo Li Sanlitun (Chinese: 三里屯太古里; pinyin: Sānlǐtún Tàigǔlǐ), formerly Sanlitun Village, is a shopping center in the Sanlitun area of the Chaoyang District in Beijing, China. It comprises 19 buildings on two sites that are a few minutes walk from each other. Besides retail space, the project includes a 99-room boutique hotel, The Opposite House (瑜舍).

Location

Taikoo Li Sanlitun is adjacent to Beijing Subway Line 2 Dongsi Shitiao Station and Line 10 Tuanjiehu Station. Dongdaqiao Station on Line 6 is also close by. It is a ten-minute walk from Tuanjiehu, a twenty-minute walk from Dongsi Shitiao and a twenty-minute walk from Dongdaqiao. It is recommended to take Exit A or D from Tuanjiehu.

History and construction

The center opened in July 2008, and is developed and managed by Hong Kong-based Swire Properties (Taikoo Properties). It comprise two sites:[1]

The Piazza (Taikoo Li South)

The center opened in July 2008, and contains 260+ stores, dining outlets and services including a multi-screen theatre.

The Deck (Taikoo Li North)

The area includes a large number of stores, especially fashion brands. It also includes art galleries focusing on avant-garde and contemporary Chinese and foreign artists.[2][3][4]

Design

It was designed by a group led by the Oval partnership from Hong Kong, and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (隈 研吾).[5][6]

The design of Taikoo Li South is inspired by Beijing's hutongs, while Taikoo Li North draws its courtyard form from China's siheyuan.[5] The space also includes modern pieces such as an open fountain and little touches from contemporary artists.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ "Design Concept".
  2. ^ About Sanlitun Village
  3. ^ http://news.baidu.com/ns?cl=2&rn=20&tn=news&word=%C8%FD%C0%EF%CD%CDVillage (in Chinese)
  4. ^ http://www.ce.cn/culture/whcyk/gundong/201110/25/t20111025_22785967.shtml (in Chinese)
  5. ^ a b "Design Concept".
  6. ^ "Design and Architecture".
  7. ^ http://news.163.com/11/0224/01/6TKCEGT100014AED.html in Chinese
  8. ^ http://news.house365.com/gbk/hfestate/system/2011/12/07/020204014.html (in Chinese)

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Taikoo Li Sanlitun.
  • Official website of Taikoo Li Sanlitun
  • v
  • t
  • e
AreasEducation
Tertiary
K-12
Closed
Landmarks
Transport
Air
China Railway
stations
Beijing Subway
stations
This list is incomplete.
  • v
  • t
  • e
Beijing
Shanghai
Guangzhou
Shenzhen
Chengdu
Elsewhere